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Spurs: Plettenberg drops Laimer update



Florian Plettenberg has dropped an update on reported Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Konrad Laimer.

What’s the talk?

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In a recent post on Twitter, the Sky Sports Deutschland reporter revealed that, while RB Leipzig are hoping to extend the central midfielder’s contract beyond its current expiry in the summer of 2023, the 24-year-old has his heart set on set on a move to the Premier League – with Tottenham heavily linked.

Plettenberg goes on to state that there are a number of English sides interested in the Austria international, two of whom are from the current top five, while Manchester United are also mentioned as holding an interest in the former RB Salzburg starlet.

In his tweet, the journalist said: “Update Laimer: Leipzig want to extend beyond 2023 but the player still hesitates. He can really imagine to move in the Premier League. Several top clubs are interested, two from the current top five ‘intensively’. The interest of MUFC is ‘colder’.”

Supporters will love it

Considering just how impressive Laimer has been in Germany this season, in addition to the fact that the midfielder would appear to be something of a perfect fit for Antonio Conte’s set-up, the news that the 24-year-old appears keen on a move to the Premier League this summer is sure to be an update the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium faithful will love.

Do you think Laimer would be a good signing for Spurs?

Indeed, over his 23 Bundesliga appearances this season, the £23.4m-rated talent has highly impressed in the heart of the Leipzig midfield, scoring four goals, registering four assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 0.7 shots and making 0.7 key passes per game.

The £49k-per-week dynamo – who can be deployed in defensive, central and attacking midfield, as well as at right-back and in right-midfield – has also impressed in metrics more typical of his natural position, making an average of 1.6 tackles, 0.2 interceptions, 0.3 clearances and winning 3.1 duels per fixture.

These returns have seen the player who Adi Hutter dubbed “incredibly aggressive on the ball” average an extremely impressive SofaScore match rating of 6.94, ranking him as Domenico Tedesco’s eighth-best performer in the German top flight.

As such, it is clear to see that the “elite presser” would be something of a perfect addition to Conte’s current options in the middle of the park, leading us to believe that Fabio Paratici must do everything he can to land the 24-year-old Leipzig star this summer.

AND in other news: Paratici now plotting “serious” bid for £116k-p/w Spurs target, Conte would love him

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