RB Leipzig winger Marcel Sabitzer has revealed he has “nothing to rule out” after being pressed on links with a move to Tottenham Hotspur.
It was Sabitzer’s goals that eliminated Spurs from the Champions League when the two sides met in the Round of 16 this season, and the Austria international has since been tipped to seal a switch to the Premier League.
Despite his asking price of more than €50m, Sabitzer has been suggested as one of Jose Mourinho’s main targets ahead of his first summer transfer window in charge of Tottenham.
The 26-year-old has impressed with a career-best tally of 15 goals in all competitions this season, and is at the prime age to take the next step in his career.
But when asked about his links with Tottenham in an interview with Bild (as translated by Sport Witness), the winger gave an initially vague response.
“Why do you think I’d answer?” he said.
“Football lives on rumours. And when you deliver good international games, it is normal for something like this to arise and interest to be expressed.
“But now I only focus on the tasks that come and above all, I want to end the season first, that has top priority. And then let’s see how things are.”
Sabitzer then admitted his pleasure at his form leading to links with one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs – and that he would be open to a move.
“It is definitely a confirmation of the performance you are showing. It’s good, it’s fun right now. That’s why I would have loved to continue after the Tottenham games. But I’ll keep trying as best I can.
“Oh, I’m basically open to everything. I have nothing to rule out. We will see.”
The Austria star also denied that money would be the motivating factor if he was to move to the Premier League, pointing instead towards the atmosphere.
“I am also doing very well financially, it is not my motivation to switch there and open a money store. I like to play for RB.
“But I have been able to play in England a few times, including with the national team. I was thrilled by the atmosphere in the stadium. How the spectators read the game and celebrate the individual scenes, the fans really know about football.
“There was sometimes a tackle celebrated, sometimes a diagonal ball. I like to watch the Premier League and imagine that playing there is fun.”