Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer has already previously spoken about how special it was to play at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old is set to fly to Manchester to seal a loan move to Manchester United before tonight’s 11pm transfer deadline.
According to Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils have agreed personal terms with Bayern’s number 18 and the Austrian reportedly immediately accepted and he wants to work with Erik ten Hag.
According to German outlet SPORT1, the 68-time Austria international said goodbye to his Bayern teammates this afternoon before heading for Manchester.
The Athletic report that Sabitzer’s proposed move to the Theatre of Dreams is a straight loan move with no buy option included in the deal.
Marcel Sabitzer has already spoken about how “special” it is to play at Old Trafford
Manchester United opted to pursue the former Red Bull Leipzig midfielder, who plays his international football under former Red Devils interim manager Ralf Rangnick, after Christian Eriksen was ruled out of action until at least April with an ankle injury.
Like Eriksen, Sabitzer has already played at Old Trafford prior to his proposed loan move to M16.
The box-to-box midfielder came off the bench in the Champions League group stage game against Leipzig in October 2020.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Reds won 5-0 that day but Leipzig got revenge two months to secure progress to the Champions League last-16 via a 3-2 win against United, which resulted in Solskjaer’s side dropping into the Europa League.
However, prior to Leipzig’s 5-0 defeat at United, Sabitzer spoke about how special it was for him to finally grace the Old Trafford turf.
Sabitzer said: “I’m just happy to be here, because I used to see this stadium on TV as a kid and I always wanted to come here.
“So being here as an opposition is something very special.”