Bayern Munich: Marcel Sabitzer will be a smart acquisition

Marcel Sabitzer and Joshua Kimmich could play together at Bayern Munich next season. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images)
Marcel Sabitzer and Joshua Kimmich could play together at Bayern Munich next season. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE/AFP via Getty Images) /

After weeks of inactivity in the transfer window, things picked up in Germany on Wednesday for Bayern Munich as several outlets confirmed the club’s interest in RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer. The Austrian midfielder has been tipped to leave the club this summer, but Leipzig is yet to hold concrete negotiations with interested clubs.

Die Roten has been looking to bolster the midfield department this summer, so Sabitzer fits the profile. The Austria international can play in various midfield positions, making him an attractive proposition in different systems.

From a financial point of view, Sabitzer’s signing would not cost a lot of money for Die Roten. He has currently entered the final 12 months of his contract in Leipzig. The German Champions can get him for a cut-price deal compared to other midfielders.

Die Roten should try to get Sabitzer for €20 million, considering his contract situation at the club. Since the pandemic has significantly strained the transfer budget this summer, the German Champions should be reasonably pleased to get a player like Sabitzer for a lower fee.

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From the tactical point of view, Sabitzer will take very little time to get used to life in Bavaria. The Austrian midfielder was a key player for Nagelsmann at Leipzig in the past two seasons and knows the philosophy of the German manager. He will take little time for adaptation if this transfer takes place.

Sabitzer also has significant experience in the Bundesliga. His versatility and work rate in the center of the park makes him a dream player for any manager. Sabitzer can operate as an eight and ten at a very high level. On few occasions, Sabitzer has also played a much dipper role.

At the age of 27, Sabitzer is entering the prime years of his career. His transfer to Die Roten ticks all right boxes, giving the German Champions much more edge in the center of the park. It could well turn out to be the signing of the summer in the Bundesliga if Rekordmeister manages to pull it off.

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Bayern has done important business with Leipzig in the past six months. They completed the transfer of Dayot Upamecano in July and paid a world-record fee for head coach Julian Nagelsmann. Getting Sabitzer before the end of the transfer window will complete the hattrick of shrewd deals with Leipzig for the German Champions.