According to The Athletic, Tottenham Hotspur can sign RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer for a bargain fee this summer.
The Austrian is likely to be the next out of the door at Leipzig after Liverpool signed Ibrahima Konate plus Bayern Munich’s deal for Dayot Upamecano. That’s because Sabitzer will enter the final year of his contract at the Bundesliga outfit next month.
So far, there have been no signs that Sabitzer will agree to new terms before his current £78,000-per-week deal expires. The 27-year-old has made no secret of his desires for a new challenge after seven years at the Red Bull Arena.
Tottenham had explored signing Sabitzer last year after two goals in their Champions League meetings caught Jose Mourinho’s attention. But a €50million (£43m) asking price brought a halt to Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy’s pursuit.
Now, though, Levy could sign Sabitzer for just €15m (£13m) due to his contract situation. Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaf is also expected to reduce the size of the squad ahead of manager Jesse Marsch’s arrival.
A strong showing from Sabitzer at this summer’s Euro 2020 could see interest in his services expand, though. Bild reported in March that Tottenham are one of three Premier League sides looking to sign the 50-cap international.
Sabitzer heads into the European Championship after recording nine goals and seven assists in all competitions for Leipzig last season. He is also Die Roten’s captain and led the Saxony outfit to the DFB-Pokal final in May.