Speaking recently on a video for Football.london, Alasdair Gold claimed that, while Tottenham Hotspur are interested in Marcel Sabitzer, a January move appears to be unlikely.
Since moving to RB Leipzig from Rapid Vienna in what was a £1.8 million deal back in 2014, Sabitzer has gone on to feature 205 times for the German side, 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 10 Bundesliga appearances for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, scoring three goals and providing one assist, as well as averaging a WhoScored match rating of 7.06 – ranking him as the club’s joint fifth-best player in the German top flight.
However, over recent weeks, the midfielder has been heavily linked with a move away from Germany, with Tottenham reported to be extremely keen on bringing the Austria international to north London in the current window.
Although, speaking on a recent video for Football.london, Gold stated that it looks incredibly unlikely that Spurs will attempt to sign the 26-year-old this month.
He said: “Sabitzer is a player that Spurs really like. They really admire him, [they’ve] kept an eye on him for a few years now. But it’s just whether it’s the right time to go for him, in terms of those squad problems, the finances involved and, also, I’m pretty sure Sabitzer’s contract enters its final year in the summer. You don’t move for that kind of player in this window.”
Do you think Sabitzer will join Spurs in January?
TIF Thoughts on Alasdair Gold’s comments regarding Marcel Sabitzer…
In our opinion, with Jose Mourinho’s squad already containing quite a large number of central midfielders, including some that are not utilised as much as others, it would appear that the only logical way the club could make a move for Sabitzer would be if they were to offload one of their current players, such as Dele Alli, for example.
However, with it being reported that Tottenham are against the idea of either loaning or selling Alli in January, it would appear that a move for Sabitzer, as Gold suggests, may have to be put on the back burner until the summer.