Jose Mourinho wants €42m player that ‘can imagine’ move to Liverpool

German publication Bild report, as translated and reported in England by Sport Witness, that Liverpool are interested in Marcel Sabitzer but now the Express claim that Jose Mourinho wants him.

This summer is vital for the Spurs manager after a season that started with huge promise is threatening to end with a whimper. Mourinho has ‘personally earmarked’ Sabitzer as a player he wants from Daniel Levy, claim the Express.

Spurs need more goal threat from midfielder, with Harry Kane carrying the Lily Whites goal threat himself. Son Heung-Min has scored just 2 goals in his last 17 games while Kane has 12 goals in his last 14 games.

In all competitions last season, Sabitzer had 16 goals and 11 assists. This would be a huge upgrade for Liverpool and Spurs, with German stats website valuing him at €42million.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 12: Marcel Sabitzer of RB Leipzig scores a penalty for his team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and SV Werder Bremen at Red Bull Arena on December 12, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany. PHOTO BY STUART FRANKLIN/GETTY IMAGES

Sabitzer has said in the past that he would be open to a Premier League switch and when asked about a move to Liverpool specifically, he said: “I can imagine it a lot.”

He then replied to a question about playing in the Wijnaldum role at Anfield, saying: “I enjoy the position. The new position also changed my game again. In the centre, you will receive the ball more and you have to make faster decisions.

“However, I still have the urge to create something offensively.”

The Austrian is a very talented player and even though he’s a bit older (27) than the type of player FSG typically target, Thiago Alcantara’s move to Anfield proves that they are willing to hire players older than 23/24 when they fit the team.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY – DECEMBER 07: Marcel Sabitzer of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team’s third goal during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim at Red Bull Arena on December 07, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Maja Hitij/Bongarts/Getty Images)

What makes Sabitzer so attractive from a Liverpool perspective is his experience with playing in a counter-pressing outfit.

The similarities between RB Leipzig and the Reds are obvious and while he has more freedom to roam in the Bundesliga side, he’d fit right in under Jurgen Klopp.

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