Spurs lining up move for £26.7m-rated dynamo


Tottenham Hotspur have an abundance of quality in their attack.

For the first time in a long time, there are some genuinely excellent options beyond the likes of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.

In addition to those two, they have Carlos Vinicius as a back-up striker, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale, and Erik Lamela, who are all fighting for a spot on the right flank, and Steven Bergwijn, who can play on both the left and the right.

There is also Jack Clarke, who appears to be making his way from the U23 squad to the seniors, and the options give Mourinho plenty of food for thought whenever he picks a starting XI.

However, it looks as though he isn’t yet completely happy with the options at his disposal.

Sport Witness carries a report from SportBILD claiming that there is interest in RB Leipzig ace Marcel Sabitzer.


The 26-year-old’s current contract is set to expire in 2022 and he is said to be open to a move to the Premier League.

Spurs are interested, and he would cost around €30m (£26.7m) if he is to leave the Bundesliga outfit.

A genuinely versatile presence, who can play on the right wing, the left wing, and in attacking midfield, along with central midfield, Sabitzer is said to be a top target for Spurs, who are at the front of the queue to snap him up.

Spurs are familiar with him too; the Austrian tore them apart last season, scoring a brace against the north London club in the last 16 of the Champions League, as Leipzig won 3-0 at home to seal a 4-0 aggregate victory.

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Bale, of course, is only at the club on loan.

He arrived from Real Madrid and while there are reports that Spurs have the option to extend the deal for another season, one has to wonder if this could be the club preparing for his potential exit.

While Sabitzer doesn’t play primarily on the right flank, he would offer a similar profile; Bale has slowed down in recent years and is more a wide playmaker than a chalk-on-the-boots wide man.


Of course, having both in the squad would be incredible for Mourinho, but one has to feel that such an outcome is unlikely.

Forget Bale, Sabitzer could be the answer on the right flank for Spurs for years to come.

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