According to The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur are unlikely to sign Marcel Sabitzer during the January transfer window as the club may put the deal off until the summer.
Multiple reports over the past few weeks have claimed that a move to North London was on the cards for the Austrian during the January transfer window.
The Evening Standard’s Dan Kilpatrick has reported that the attacking midfielder is the man Spurs want to sign as a replacement for Dele Alli, while Turkish journalist Ekrem Konur has said that the 26-year-old has informed Leipzig of his desire to join Spurs.
The Athletic now claim that the Austrian international has many admirers at Tottenham, including head coach, Jose Mourinho.
The report suggests that Spurs believe his athleticism and strength of character make him a perfect fit for the club.
However, it is suggested that a January deal is unlikely unless something changes drastically between now and the end of the month.
The report reveals that Spurs are more likely to go for Sabitzer in the summer as Leipzig will be in a much weaker position, with the attacking midfielder having just one year left on his contract at the end of the season.
It is claimed that Spurs could snap up the former Rapid Wien man for around £30m in the summer transfer window.
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Given Tottenham’s financial scenario in light of the pandemic, one would imagine that the club would prefer to wait to sign Sabitzer on more favourable terms in the summer rather than spend big on him in January. However, we are lacking goals from midfield at the moment and the Austrian would help address that problem.
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