Marcel Sabitzer opens up on Leipzig future, Tottenham, Manchester United interested

Marcel Sabitzer opens up on Leipzig future, Tottenham, Manchester United interested

April 11, 2021 0 By Ibiye Ambille

Marcel Sabitzer, RB Leipzig star has finally opened up on his future at the club amid Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United interest.


This was made known after Leipzig won massively on the road against SV Werder Bremen in the Bundesliga matchday 28.


A game that saw the team’s bus come under threats of attack by fans of the home side, although nothing happened in the end.


The win ensured the Dierotenbullen reduced the gap at the top of the German league by five points after Union Berlin had forced Bayern Munich to 1-1 at the Allianz Arena which could be attributed to the Champions preparations for the Champions.


For Sabitzer, it was yet another opportunity to further help Leipzig in its quest to win the Bundesliga title for the first time in the history of the club since getting the elites league of the country.


Taking a critical look at the transfer news surrounding the Leipzig star, he may or may not stay at the Saxony based club despite having a good time at the club.



Speaking after the match against Werder Bremen, Sabitzer said he was only focused on his future at the club with no hurry of taking a decision now.


“As far as I know, I have a contract until next summer. So I’m in no hurry at the moment. But of course, a decision will have to be made at some point. Of course, I won’t reveal how it will turn out here.”


If something spoke for Leipzig, he answered with: no. Whether something speaks against it, too. Because: “At the moment I’m only interested in how I get my performance on the pitch.” said the Austria international as cited by RB live.


But there are already signals across Europe based on his current form, causing heavy links with some European clubs including Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League.


Recall, he was part of the squad that humiliated Tottenham Hotspur two years ago in the UEFA Champions League.


Marcel Sabitzer stats in the 2020/2021 season so far


The 27-year old Austrian attacker midfielder is one of the best players on the pitch for his club.


Scoring decisive goals, the attacking midfielder has scored many goals including games in the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal.


Seven goals so far in the top flight with a goal in the German cup.

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However, this is not the ranking factor behind the high interest surrounding his future.


Above all, he is a team player and one of the best decision-makers on the field of play in the club, a reason Coach of the side Julian Nagglesman prefers to have him in his team.


During the game against Werder Bremen where Leipzig hammered the home side.


The Austrian attacking midfielder was right on point, even as a precise cut back on the goal line from Benjamin Henrichs located him right in front of the goal, which was easily buried in the back of the net to increase his team’s lead to four goals.


The goal was his seventh in the league this season.


Marcel Sabitzer RB Leipzig contract, when will it expire and what’s next?


As things stand currently, his current contract with the club would come to an end in the summer of 2022 with no plans of extensions yet.



His confidence as a professional grows every day and the need to seek a new challenge increases even though he is a comfortable and core first-team player.


His contract negotiations could become an issue for the club in the long run since 2022 is just by the corner.


If you ask questions about his stay with some of the club’s top hierarchy, you may not find the best answer.



For now, everything concerning his future and next move remains unknown since the player himself had decided to leave private amid concerns he may hang up his boot with the club soon.



In the coming weeks, he would receive constant questions surrounding his future with the club.



Extend and stay, leave right now with rumours or wait for his contract to expire and leave next summer – The three options left on the table.


Extend and stay: This would be the best option that would favour fans and clubs top hierarchy at the moment.


He is the clubs most important player at moment and it would be costlier to see him leave.



The best thing he would do for the club is to remain with them.


This is because there’s a big plan waiting to explode.


Leave the club: For the club, this is the hardest part of the situation.

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But if wants to leave, I do not think the club will hesitate he remains with them.


Wait for his contract to expire and leave

This is the next option on the menu. Since the future is left unknown at the moment, he could still wait until the summer of 2022 when his contract will come to an end and possibly leave for free.


“I know that I’m at an age where maybe the last big step is coming – in whichever direction. That’s why I’m letting go through my head well. ” He added.


For Marcel Sabitzer, he could be looking at the option of leaving Leipzig for a new challenge after joining the club back in 2015.


The transfer news and rumours surrounding Marcel Sabitzer in RB Leipzig


Tottenham Hotspur

It is understood the Spurs are already waiting to see the situation and how it will play out in Leipzig concerning the future of the 27-year.


Jose Mourinho who currently oversees the affairs of the club on the field of play is looking towards changing the fortunes of the team next season.


Spurs were knocked out of the UEFA Europa league by Croatian league side Dinamo Zagreb despite leading the first leg by two unreplied goals.


For Mourinho, this is one of the worst he has experienced so far in recent times.


However, club Chief Daniel Levy knows what to do about the situation of the club amid reports of uncertainties surrounding Harry Kane and Son at the club.



According to Caught Offside, Tottenham Hotspur fans reacted positively to news about Marcel and the club.



In a Questions and Answers session on Twitter conducting with Spurs fans, most fans were praising the abilities of the attacking midfielder who looks forward to the next step in his future.



Meanwhile, HITC had revealed manager Jose Mourinho had reportedly asked the clubs hierarchy to consider signing the attacking midfielder on time as he continues with his restructuring at the.


According to the report, the Portuguese manager is desperate to sign Sabitzer after looking through his form. Mourinho is making a plea and wants to have the Austrian in his team.


A versatile midfielder with a loss of abilities in the final third.

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Jose Mourinho is currently under pressure of bringing back the club to a competitive status in a short time.


Manchester United


One of the top English sides with Numerous transfer links recently, the Red Devils are looking at bringing Sabitzer to Old Trafford but faces Spurs threat.



With Bruno Fernandes doing almost all the offensive midfield duties, the top hierarchy at the club also sees the Austrian as a major target for the midfield.



With his wealth of experience with Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg, he would be a good addition to Coach Ole Gunnar Solsjaer men.


How would Ole Gunnar Solsjaer deal with the situation at Manchester United remains unclear. The Red devils play very good football but lacks the final third.


Hopefully, they would have a good chance of signing the Austrian footballer next summer.


What he would offers

There’s a lot he would offer as an attacking midfielder to any club he joins.


His ability to make runs, position on the field of play are some of which makes him a different player.


Three reasons he could leave the club


A new challenge 


A player of his calibre would always expect a change in his or her career. Switching from Red Bull Salzburg, Leipzig sister club. It is could be the time to play elsewhere.


Sight at trophies

The high level of competition offered by Bayern Munich in Germany has made it difficult for other teams to win titles.


This has since made the German football scene look more like a one-man show where the Bavarians have it all having some of the best players including Lewandowski, David Alaba, Kingsley Coman, etc.


Competition for honours

Pretty simple, the dominating Bayern Munich players would never allow other players from other clubs to gain more recognition.


Moving out of Leipzig could present such an opportunity for him.


The way forward

The current position as it relates to his career is still unknown as to whether he will remain at RB Leipzig or decide to leave when a lucrative offer comes to the table.


How much would he cost?

According to Transfermarkt valuation, Marcel Sabitzer would cost around 30 to 40 million euros for clubs interested in securing his services.

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