Speaking recently on The Gab & Juls Show, Julien Laurens claimed that Arsenal are interested in RB Leipzig midfielder and Tottenham Hotspur target, Marcel Sabitzer, as well as discussing how well he believes the player is suited to Premier League football.
After joining Leipzig from Rapid Vienna in what was a £1.8 million deal back in 2014, Sabitzer has gone on to feature 204 times for the German team, scoring 46 goals and providing 38 assists along the way.
So far this season, the £31.5 million-rated 26-year-old has highly impressed over his nine Bundesliga appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, scoring three goals and providing one assist, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.98 – ranking him as the club’s sixth-best performer in the German top flight.
And, it would appear that the Austria international’s fine displays have caught the eye of Jose Mourinho, as Tottenham are being heavily linked with a move for the midfielder in the January transfer window.
However, speaking on a recent episode of The Gab & Juls Show, Laurens claimed that Tottenham’s north London rivals, Arsenal, are also in the mix for the Leipzig captain.
He said: “There is another club [interested in Sabitzer], I think Arsenal are very keen as well. I think there’s a few English clubs [interested].
“He will be perfect for the Premier League – the way he plays, 26 years old, it’s a good age, all that energy. I think he’s ready. He’s just ready. Maybe [he] needs a bit of time to adapt, but I’m not even sure he needs that. He would be a great signing, potentially quite cheap as well for the kind of player that you’re getting. It’s a no-brainer.”
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TIF Thoughts on Julien Laurens’ claim that Arsenal are interested in Marcel Sabitzer…
Considering the fact that it has primarily been Tottenham linked with a move for Sabitzer in January, it would appear to be very surprising, and likely highly frustrating for Spurs, if Arsenal were to hijack their deal for the Leipzig midfielder.
However, with just a few days until the January window opens for business, we will soon find out if there is any substance to Laurens’ claim that Mikel Arteta’s side could swoop for Sabitzer.