RB Leipzig to open contract talks with Marcel Sabitzer

Speaking about the future of Marcel Sabitzer, RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche is not surprised that European clubs are interested in signing the Bundesliga club’s captain but stated they will be opening contract talks with the Austrian.

“His development has been super. It’s clear that other clubs have noticed this,” he told Bild. Speaking about a possible contract extension, Krösche added: “Both sides will deal with the issue more intensively in the spring.”

Sabitzer has been linked with José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur since the summer with the Premier League side reportedly weighing up a move for the 26-year-old, who could take an interest in joining the London club despite having a contract until 2022.

Sabitzer has played 16 games in all competitions for RB Leipzig this season, scoring three and creating three – becoming an important player in Julian Nagelsmann’s system.

Heading in to the winter break, RB Leipzig find themselves in third, two points behind leaders Bayern Munich after drawing 0-0 to FC Köln on the final matchday weekend before the break.

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