Tottenham Hotspur are keen to sign RB Leipzig ace Konrad Laimer – and his assist against Atalanta showed exactly why they are interested.
Naturally, with the end of the season in sight, Tottenham will be associated with a multitude of players from across Europe.
Their transfer business could well depend on Champions League qualification, which has been called into question after defeats by Brighton and Hove Albion.
Despite a promising partnership between Rodrigo Bentancur and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Tottenham continue to be linked with new midfielders.
Laimer is one of them, with Image Reporting Earlier this month, Tottenham were looking to sign the star from RB Leipzig.
The Austrian ace, 24, is also wanted by Manchester United as his performances in Germany are attracting significant interest.
Laimer started on Thursday evening against Atalanta in central midfield alongside Kevin Kampl and provided a great assist.
Relieved of pressure on the right flank, Laimer initiated a lightning-fast Leipzig counterattack and ran through to the stop.
When Atalanta stopper Juan Musso came off his line, Laimer cut back to Christopher Nkunku to make it 1-0.
In the end, Leipzig won 2-0 and secured a place in the round of 16 of the Europa League. They meet Rangers in the semifinals.
Tottenham will certainly be watching their performances against Rangers but will certainly have been impressed against Atalanta.
Even commentator Guy Mowbray was blown away by Laimer, praising his speed as he sped away.
“That’s a great pass, conceded by Laimer – look at the pace! He left Freuler far behind.” said Mowbray on BT Sport.
That kind of pace must please Tottenham as Bentancur and Hojbjerg are unlikely to pass anyone.
Laimer would simply bring something different to the Tottenham side with his sporting ability, versatility and relentless running.
Leipzig are unlikely to want to sell but you can totally understand why Tottenham are casting admiring glances towards the Austrian.
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https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/17/tottenham-hotspur-konrad-laimer-atalanta/ The Europa League star shows why Tottenham want him with an excellent assist