Liverpool join race for €45m-rated Austria international

The Merseyside giants have reportedly joined rivals Man United and Tottenham Hotspur in the battle to sign RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer. Austria international joined Bundesliga giants in 2014 following a £1.8m move from Rapid Vienna.

Since making his debut for his German side, Marcel has gone on to feature in 219 matches and directly contribute to 91 goals, in all tournaments. In light of what has been a hugely successful rise in European football, Sabitzer has seen his name linked with a big move to England’s PL.

The 27-year-old midfielder is wanted by PL trio Red Devils, Spurs and now Liverpool. It has been claimed that the Austrian midfielder, who also captains Julian Nagelsmann’s side, has made his coach aware he wants to quit RB Leipzig at the end of the campaign.

Tottenham have been linked with a move for several months now, although, according to the recent claims, Jose Mourinho will now face strong contest from Man United. ”It has become popular to ask players about their future as soon as they enter the final 18 months of their contract,” he said.

”But that doesn’t mean that everything has to be decided at that moment. Those in my inner circle know what I’m thinking. But I’m not stressed about it. I feel good in Leipzig and at the club, plus we’re successful.”

So much interest in him means Marcel Sabitzer is likely to be offered a significant pay hike on his RB Leipzig salary if he swaps Germany for England.