Manchester United are pushing to sign Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich, reports Sky Sports.
Sabitzer has started only 11 of 23 games he has featured in for Bayern this season, and only eight Bundesliga games last season.
With negotiations ongoing, Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on the midfielder.
Romano wrote on Twitter: “Marcel Sabitzer wants to leave and Manchester United are now pushing in talks with Bayern. Discussions on the formula of the deal, ongoing.”
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Sabitzer negotiations ongoing
Manchester United are looking for a midfielder to replace Christian Eriksen, who is out for several months due to injury.
Sabitzer is a versatile player who can help out in defensive and attacking phases, with vast experience at continental and international level.
The news he ‘wants to leave’ Bayern is half the battle. United now have to agree the deal with Bayern Munich, with a loan move most likely.
United are in the Europa League and Bayern the Champions League, so this could help the Red Devils’ cause, as they would not be loaning to a direct competitor. Let’s see if United can get this one over the line.
MARCEL SABITZER: Factfile
- Sabitzer has 68 international caps for Austria where he works under Ralf Rangnick.
- He was part of the RB Leipzig side which reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2020.
- Sabitzer signed with Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2021.
- He was part of the Leipzig side which knocked United out of the group stages in December 2020.