Tottenham aren’t short of options in attack with Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela, Lucas Moura and Gareth Bale, but Sport Bild say Spurs are interested in Marcel Sabitzer and may have to pay £30m for the RB Leipzig wide-man.
Sabitzer is a talented player who’s impressing in the German Bundesliga, but not everyone will be pleased by this news. Bergwijn has been short of playing time this season and could be moved on if we bring in another forward.
How good is Sabitzer?
Sabitzer spent a year at Rapid Vienna (2013 – 2014) and made 57 appearances, scoring 12 goals with eight assists. He then joined Leipzig (2014 – present) and has gone on to make 194 appearances, scoring 45 goals with 36 assists.
The Austrian international spent a year on loan at RB Salzburg (2014 – 2015) where he made 51 appearances, scoring 27 goals with 21 assists, and he’s been a regular at Leipzig ever since.
What’s gone wrong with Bergwijn?
Bergwijn has made 10 appearances this season but is yet to score and has only managed two assists. He’s been left out of the matchday squad in four of our last five Premier League games and was recently sent home early by the Dutch national team due to a lack of fitness.
Despite his struggles, I don’t think he’ll be moved on so soon. If we make a move for Sabitzer, that may change. It is worth noting, however, that Bale is only on loan for the season and may need replacing if we fail to sign him permanently.
Bergwijn is probably safe for now, although he does need to improve his form.