Next Zagreb defender for RB? Leipzig shows interest in Josip Sutalo
RB Leipzig show interest in Zagreb centre-back Josip Sutalo. The 22-year-old is a three-time Croatian international. A club from England and Spain should also be interested.
As is well known, RB Leipzig put a stop to a blockbuster change by Josko Gvardiol in the summer. The 20-year-old defender was particularly courted by Chelsea. A transfer is not off the table in the future. Meanwhile, Gvardiol's ex-club Dinamo Zagreb could have the next defender Leipzig switch.
As transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reports, RBL is said to be among those interested in Josip Sutalo. The 22-year-old central defender is a Dinamo native and has meanwhile been a three-time Croatia international. In Zagreb, however, Sutalo still has an extremely long-term contract until 2028. His current market value is estimated at eight million euros - with a strong upward trend.
In addition to Leipzig, an unnamed club is to be formed England and Spain will be on the defender. According to Romano, there will be further talks in the coming months. Sutalo wants to explore what the best next career step would be.
In the 2-1 victory of the Croatians in the Nations League the defender was on the pitch for 90 minutes against Denmark. Like last time against France and in the first leg against the Danes. The 22-year-old should therefore have the best chance of playing an important role at the World Cup in Qatar with the reigning runner-up. Accordingly, interest in him should continue to increase.
Thanks to the long-term contract, Dinamo has all the cards in hand. With a corresponding fee, however, it is quite likely that you will let the home-grown plant grow - either in winter or next summer at the latest. If a Gvardiol departure from Leipzig is then imminent, RB could invest part of the fee in Sutalo.
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This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as Next Zagreb defender for RB? Leipzig shows interest in Josip Sutalo released.