RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer could be available for just € 20million this summer, with talks on a new contract at a dead end as he enters the final 12 months of his contract.
Sabitzer has long been linked to a move to the Premier League with either Arsenal or Tottenham being his most likely target in England.
The interest of North London clubs is further piqued by news that the 27-year-old is allowed to leave the Red Bull Arena for just £ 17m or maybe less.
According to Bild, Leipzig will let its skipper move to new fields should he receive an offer in this region in the coming weeks, while Borussia Dortmund will face Arsenal, Tottenham and Milan, who have been touted as admirers elsewhere. Signature of the midfielder.
Sabitzer has written a release clause of 50 million euros in his contract, but it seems that Leipzig has decided to drastically lower their asking price instead of losing it for free when their contract expires in late 2021/22.
The Austrian international spent six years in East Germany, scoring 52 goals and scoring 42 more during his time with Die Roten Bullen.
Sabitzer was at the EM 2020 with Austria / BSR Agency / Getty Images
Although the Bild report does not mention Arsenal, the Gunners were already credited with an interest in the player by Gazzetta dello Sport in June (via sports witness). His arrival would be part of a squad overhaul being carried out by boss Mikel Arteta, who can spend up to £ 250 million, 90 minutes announced last month.
Tottenham’s interest is longer-term, with the versatile midfielder being touted as a potential replacement for Dele Alli in December 2020 when the Englishman fell out of favor with then boss Jose Mourinho. However, with the Spurs focused on strengthening their defenses, it is unlikely that they will engage in a transfer battle for a more offensive player.
Dortmund have a lot of cash to spare after the £ 73m sale of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United. Whether Sabitzer would rather stay in the Bundesliga or look for a new challenge abroad remains to be seen.