Bayern Munich seal signing of Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig

Bayern Munich close to signing Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich close to signing Marcel Sabitzer from RB Leipzig. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images) /

The summer transfer window is finally coming to an end on Tuesday. Bayern Munich is set to complete the final signing of the summer in the next two days as they find a breakthrough in talks with RB Leipzig for Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.

According to Kicker, Sky Sports, and SportBild, Die Roten has agreed to a fee with Leipzig for the 27-year-old midfielder. The Austrian midfielder had emerged as the priority midfield target for the German Champions after deciding to improve the midfield department this summer.

As per multiple media outlets in Germany, the transfer fee for the versatile Austrian midfielder is set t be close to €15-16 million. Since Sabitzer had entered the final 12 months of his contract, RB Leipzig had t sell him for a cut-price deal. Moreover, the player had also reportedly set his heart on a move to Bavaria over other clubs in Europe.

Sabitzer will be a smart acquisition for Die Roten since he is accustomed to the philosophy of Julian Nagelsmann after the duo worked together at Leipzig in the last two years. Moreover, Sabitzer provides versatility in midfield, which makes him a very vital asset for the team against multiple types of opponents.

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Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka have been primary midfield players for Rekordmeister. However, Die Roten has lacked depth in this position as Corentin Tolisso continues to remain an injury-prone player while Marc Roca is set to hit the ground running for the club. Sabitzer will be able to provide very good cover for this player and can also slot in the number ten role to give rest to Thomas Muller.

More signings unlikely for Bayern Munich

Apart from Sabitzer, Die Roten reportedly want to add a right-back and winger to the squad. However, it is looking unlikely that more arrivals will happen before the end of the transfer window. The club chiefs have consistently insisted that new arrivals will depend on possible departures of fringe players. However, there has been next to no movement regarding players that don’t have a long-term future at the club.

Chris Richards was expected to join Hoffenheim on a season-long loan. However, Nagelsmann has hinted that he could end up staying at the club after impressing in training. Mickael Cuisance also currently doesn’t have a long-term future in Bavaria, but there have been n concrete offers for the French midfielder.

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Even though things have moved at a slow pace in the transfer window, Die Roten has managed to improve the squad. The new additions will provide quality depth to compete on all fronts, while the emergence of young players such as Josip Stanisic will give Nagelsmann a welcome selection headache.