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Which RB Leipzig stars could Nagelsmann target if he became Tottenham manager?

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Which RB Leipzig stars could Nagelsmann target if he became Tottenham manager?

Pressure has been mounting on Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

Spurs could only draw 1-1 at the weekend with newly promoted Sheffield United in the Premier League, meaning they have won just three of their 12 league games so far.

Their start to 2019/20 has been very rocky, and speculation is beginning to pick up regarding the Argentine’s long-term future at the club.

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Daniel Levy would be unlikely to sack Pochettino, but the 47-year-old could well decide to leave.

According to Football Fancast, highly rated RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has emerged as a potential replacement for Pochettino.

The 32-year-old has been carving out a big reputation over in the Bundesliga over the past few years and seems set to manage at a top club one day.

If he was to become the next Spurs manager, there’s every chance he would raid Leipzig for a player or two – but, hypothetically, which of his current crop of players would improve Spurs?

Lukas Klostermann

Tottenham are crying out for a solid right-back and Klostermann would be an excellent signing.

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The 23-year-old stands at 6ft 2in tall and is impressive in both the defensive and attacking phases.

The German international is a better defender than he is bombing forward, but Spurs need some solidity in the position.

 

As an added bonus, Klostermann is extremely versatile, having also played left-back, centre-back and on the wing in 2019/20.

Yussuf Poulsen

Poulsen would be a fantastic alternative option up top for Spurs.

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The Denmark international is 6ft 4in and is a real handful for defenders to deal with.

Poulsen has the capacity to play through the middle or out wide, and also has an impressive creative side to his game, as evidenced by the 10 assists he’s registered already this term.

After losing Fernando Llorente’s unique qualities, maybe Poulsen would be a shrewd acquisition.

Dayot Upamecano/Ibrahima Konate

Spurs appear set to lose Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen in the summer, and so Nagelsmann would be a fool not to try and snap up one of Leipzig’s brilliant young French centre-backs.

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Upamecano and Konate are two of Europe’s best young defensive prospects right now and either would be a long-term coup for the north Londoners.

Both are great ball-players and have impressive turns of pace, with Upamecano marginally quicker.

Both undoubtedly have the potential to become world-class centre-halves later on in their careers.

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