Drawing 0-0 at home after an impressive 2-1 away win, the Austrian side saw off Michy Batshuayi’s new club, and will now be facing Lazio as they hope to reach the semi-finals of the competition.
When doing the article, with no hint as to who they were looking at, we threw a few names into the hat, yet we missed one out, and it’s who they’ve been tracking regularly, according to Salzburger Nachrichten.
The Austrian outlet report Spurs scouts have been travelling ‘over a longer period’ to watch young midfielder Amadou Haidara, who started the game against Dortmund last week on the right of midfield.
The 20-year-old is said to be on Mauricio Pochettino’s shortlist, alongside Dimitri Oberlin, who has also attracted interest from both Arsenal and Manchester United and is currently loaned out to Basel.
However, the Swiss side have a release clause in the forward’s deal, meaning they can buy him at anytime for €10m and he wouldn’t be RB Salzburg’s problem from thereon in.
As for Haidara, Tottenham could very well face some competition, as RB Leipzig have shown interest in bringing the youngster in to replace Naby Keita, who will move to Liverpool in the summer, and can probably offer him more game time.
At least, we now have some clarification regarding Spurs’ trip to Austria last week.