Opinion: Why Marcel Sabitzer would be a great fit for Tottenham


Spurs have been heavily linked with RB Leipzig ace, Marcel Sabitzer in recent months. The Austrian midfielder is reportedly keen on a move to England according to SportBILD (via Sport Witness).

Jose Mourinho is also said to be a keen admirer of the 27-year-old and has “personally earmarked” him ahead of the summer, according to The Express.

It seems as though Mourinho may see him as a fit replacement for Dele Alli should he leave the club in the summer. It was reported in December that a Sabitzer transfer to Tottenham hinges on the future of the English midfielder (Evening Standard).

Sabitzer has been a key figure in Julian Nagelsmann’s squad as they’ve fought for the Bundesliga title this season, racking up 6 goals and 3 assists in the process (Transfermarkt).

Most of this success has come from the centre midfield position which is impressive, to say the least. However, one of Sabitzer’s key traits is his versatility, capable of playing anywhere in the middle, on either wing, or even as a second striker.

For this reason, I think Sabitzer would be a great addition to the Tottenham squad. He would be able to provide cover for Ndombele, Lo Celso or perhaps Oliver Skipp, should any of them get injured.

Furthermore, given the fact that Kane and Son carry too much responsibility for scoring goals and getting assists, they certainly need another player that will be able to step up to the plate.

This is something that Spurs have been missing since selling Christian Eriksen and Sabitzer certainly seems to be that kind of style of midfielder.

It seems as though Bale is the closest player to helping Kane and Son this season, however, if Spurs fail to re-sign him next window, Sabitzer might have the ability to provide the numbers that Tottenham need, perhaps occupying that right-wing or number 10 role.

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