Jose Mourinho 'wants Marcel Sabitzer for £45m' if Ndombele leaves

Jose Mourinho ‘wants Marcel Sabitzer for £45m’ with Tottenham manager lining up RB Leipzig star as Tanguy Ndombele continues to be linked to Barcelona

  • Tottenham were impressed by Marcel Sabitzer in Champions League in February
  • RB Leipzig are considering cashing in on him as current deal expires in 2022 
  • It is reported in Germany that Spurs are willing to splash out £45million on him

Jose Mourinho is interested in signing RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer for Tottenham in a deal worth around £45million, according to reports.

The Spurs boss was particularly impressed by the midfielder when his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Leipzig last season. 

And the London club have been keeping tabs on the 26-year-old’s situation with the Bundesliga side in case they lose Tanguy Ndombele, who is on Barcelona’s radar. 

Marcel Sabitzer has emerged as a possible transfer target for Tottenham in midfield

Jose Mourinho is reportedly willing to sanction a £45million bid if he loses Tanguy Ndombele

According to Mundo Deportivo, Mourinho recognises that Leipzig could want to sell soon as Sabitzer’s value in the transfer market will only decrease with his contract expiring in 2022. 

They report that he wants to make a £45m bid for the Austrian if Barcelona act on their interest in Tanguy Ndombele after his fine start to the season.

Sabitzer can dictate play from the middle of the pitch and has also chipped in with three goals and three assist so far this season. 

Sabitzer is a stalwart at RB Leipzig and was in the Champions League team of the year

He’s vastly experienced with more than 200 appearances for the club to his name having joined in 2014 from Rapid Vienna. 

Last year he impressed to the extent that he was named in the Champions League team of the season.  

Sabitzer is a valuable member of Julian Nagelsmann’s side and Leipzig are third in the Bundesliga table, two points off leaders Bayern Munich. 

Spurs meanwhile, may want to strengthen in January having recently slipped up with a draw against Crystal Palace and defeats against Liverpool and Leicester.  

Barcelona are reportedly interested in Tanguy Ndombele (right), who has been playing well

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