RB Leipzig are at a divide in their history where players and managers are being sought after by bigger clubs around Europe. That interest can lead to brain and talent drain, leaving the club in peril after early success. Leipzig is in that situation following the Bayern Munich acquisition of defender Dayot Upamecano and now, interest in manager Julian Nagelsmann from Tottenham Hotspur.
"When you do a good job you arouse desire," said Leipzig's Sporting Director Markus Krosche to BILD. "Julian feels comfortable because he has everything he needs here. The team is developing great."
Nagelsmann joined Leipzig ahead of the 2019-20 season from Hoffenheim. The feeling was that he could push Leipzig over-the-top and potentially bring trophies home to the club. Thus far, the team has progressed in the UEFA Champions League and is currently pushing Bayern Munich for the top of the league.
That progress is enticing to teams that are looking to mimic that success but with more funding. While Red Bull has invested heavily in the club, they do not have the history or appeal that clubs in England have.
"I see no reason for him to switch," said Krosche. "Especially since he has a valid contract for us."
Leipzig are two points behind Bayern Munich and favorites in the German Cup. While Tottenham may have an interest, it is more than likely that Nagelsmann will finish out this year before making any decisions.