Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur told new price tag for Marcel Sabitzer
A report by football.london (h/t The Express), stated last month that Spurs will move for Sabitzer in the summer. The final say, according to them, will rest with whoever takes over the managerial helm.
Spurs even expressed interest in Sabitzer in the past. However, his €50million release clause meant that a deal could not formalize.
But the Austrian midfielder could leave for around €17.5million this year. That is because he has 12 months left on his current Spurs contract and there is no indication of him renewing it.
If Sabitzer is to leave Leipzig, he would be the club’s third notable departure this summer. Both Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahima Konate have agreed on deals to join Bayern Munich and Liverpool respectively.
Sabitzer now cheaper
Spurs are yet to announce a new manager after sacking Jose Mourinho in April. Ryan Mason took over as interim boss but the club will appoint a new coach in the summer.
But whichever manager comes in, Sabitzer is one player they should consider bringing in. The 27-year-old midfielder has impressed recently. He grabbed 8 goals and 4 assists in 27 league games this season as Leipzig finished 2nd in the league.
The Austrian would add immense depth and quality to Spurs midfield. And now available at a price lower than his release fee last year, the move also makes sense financially.
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However, it remains to be seen if the new manager wants to formalize the interest in Sabitzer. But that is something that we would know once Daniel Levy makes that appointment, which should not be too far away.