Marcel Sabitzer seemingly won’t be coming back to Manchester United but he could make a controversial move this summer.
United pounced to take Sabitzer on loan back in January following Christian Eriksen’s injury.
The Austrian was out of favour at Bayern Munich and joined United on loan for the rest of the season – a deal which included no purchase clause.
Sabitzer fared well in his appearances for United, recording three goals and one assist in his 18 games for the club.
An injury held Sabitzer back a little and United decided not to pursue a permanent summer move
Erik ten Hag has gone in another direction by signing Mason Mount and that means Sabitzer’s future is up in the air.
Sabitzer scored five goals as Bayern beat non-league side FC Rottach-Egern in midweek but speculation suggests he could make a controversial move.
Marcel Sabitzer could become an unpopular man this summer
The first rumour surrounds a possible move to one of Bayern’s bitter rivals.
Bild reported late on Thursday that Sabitzer is wanted by Borussia Dortmund this summer.
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Bayern are happy to sell for around €15million (£13million) this summer – even if it means selling to Dortmund.
Bayern and Dortmund have a bitter rivalry and heading to Signal Iduna Park could be somewhat controversial.
We have seen players move between the two clubs before; Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski, Niklas Sule and Raphael Guerreiro spring to mind.
The move would still leave Sabitzer open to the Bayern boo boys when Der Klassiker rolls around.
If Sabitzer doesn’t fancy that one then the Eternal City may be calling with both of Rome’s top clubs chasing him.
La Lazio Siamo Noi report that Lazio are now looking to snap up Sabitzer this summer with a enquiry now made.
This comes after Corriere dello Sport claimed earlier in the week that Sabitzer was Roma’s top target to bolster Jose Mourinho’s midfield options.
If this comes down to Sabitzer picking Roma or Lazio, the fierce Roma derbies may just become a little awkward for him.
Sabitzer making any of these moves would lead to stick from fans one way or another, but the most important thing to him will be regular first-team football as he considers his post-United future.