Why Marcel Sabitzer can be the final piece to complete the Tottenham attack

According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t The Sun), Tottenham could go after Marcel Sabitzer. Spurs are looking at the Leipzig man as a replacement for the Barcelona-linked Tanguy Ndombele. It has been mentioned that Spurs could pay up to £45m for Sabitzer.


Marcel Sabitzer started his professional career with Admira Wacker in Austria during the 2010-11 season before joining domestic rivals Rapid Wien in January 2013. He registered 12 goals and 8 assists in 57 appearances for Rapid Wien in all competitions before moving abroad with RB Leipzig in the summer of 2014.

The 26-year-old was loaned back to sister club RB Salzburg in his homeland for the 2014-15 campaign. Sabitzer went on to plunder a career-best tally of 27 goals and 21 assists in 51 appearances for Salzburg before returning to Leipzig ahead of the 2015-16 campaign.

He guided the club to top-flight promotion with 8 goals and 5 assists in 32 league appearances in the following season.

Marcel Sabitzer (Getty Images)
Marcel Sabitzer (Getty Images)

Sabitzer has since established himself as one of the best attacking midfielders in the Bundesliga. He was one of the cornerstones of Leipzig’s fairytale march to the semi-final of the Champions League last term.

The Austrian has amassed 46 goals and 38 assists in 203 appearances for the club in all competitions so far. A full international for Austria since 2012, Sabitzer has accumulated 44 senior caps for his nation so far, scoring 8 goals in the process.

Sabitzer can boost the Tottenham attack and add to the quality

When Spurs brought back Gareth Bale to the club there was a huge sense of optimism. His big homecoming was supposed to kick start his career and in turn benefit Spurs. After 10 games, Bale looks far from his usual best. It is only due to Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son’s prolific levels of scoring that Spurs haven’t felt the effects.

Marcel Sabitzer came into prominence with his performances for Leipzig last season. He played a huge part in the team’s run-up to the semifinals and just fell short against PSG. Being a natural right-winger, Sabitzer would be a perfect fit for Tottenham. The Leipzig man brings a genuine goal threat with him too.

Marcel Sabitzer celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)
Marcel Sabitzer celebrates after scoring a goal (Getty Images)

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The fact that he can play in multitudes of other positions would only appeal more to Jose Mourinho. Adding Sabitzer to an in-form duo of Kane and Son would be a masterstroke. It would take their attack to a whole new level and somewhat ease the pressure off the duo a little bit.


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