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Tottenham Hotspur is considering RB Leipzig’s Marcel Sabitzer as a possible replacement should Tanguy Ndombele leave the Lilywhites, according to Sports world.
Ndombele came to the North Londoners in the 2019 summer transfer window from Lyon in a deal worth up to £ 63m, a club record. His time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been mixed, with some outstanding performances, but also long stretches of time outside the starting eleven. A dispute with coach José Mourinho did little to help his cause.
However, the Frenchman remains a sought-after man. Reports in May suggested that Barcelona were ready to make a move for the midfielder in case Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal left the Camp Nou. Both players left, and neither was adequately replaced, leaving a gap in the central midfield area. It would not be surprising if the Catalan giants returned for Ndombele in January or at the end of the season.
As a result, the Spurs have begun looking for possible replacements, with Sports world reporting that Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is near the top of his wish list.
Sabitzer joined RB Leipzig in 2014 from Rapid Wien. Since then, he has become a vital part of his team, most recently scoring nine league goals and helping seven others when Die Roten Bullen finished third in the 2019/20 season.
The Mundo Deportivo article states that the Lilywhites would be willing to pay up to 45 million pounds for their services.
The article also claims that Sabitzer impressed Mourinho during last season’s Champions League knockout tie. RB Leipzig won the second leg 3-0, with the Austrian midfielder scoring twice to knock out Spurs.
Tottenham Hotspur are currently in fifth place in the Premier League, with back-to-back defeats against Liverpool and Leicester City that have taken a huge dent in their title hopes. Meanwhile, RB Leipzig is in third place, two points behind leader Bayern Munich.