Bayern will be adding more quality to the midfield department by signing talented Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax. The latest reports in the Dutch media suggest that Bayern Munich is very close to reaching an agreement with Ajax for the youngster’s signature.
Gravenberch is likely to replace Corentin Tolisso in the first team from the next squad. The French midfielder’s future at Die Roten is undecided, but all things are pointing towards an exit when his contract expires in June. Marcel Sabitzer was also linked with a move away from Bavaria, but the Austrian midfielder is not keen on leaving Bavaria after just one season.
Sabitzer’s agent, Roger Wittman, was spotted at Sabner Strasse on Tuesday. After holding talks with the club officials, Wittman told Sky Sports Germany (via iMiaSanMia) about Sabitzer’s decision to stay and achieve more success with Die Roten.
Marcel Sabitzer arrived at Bayern late in the last summer transfer window. The Austrian midfielder was expected to make an instant impact since he is familiar with Julian Nagelsmann’s philosophy during the pair’s time at RB Leipzig. However, things didn’t go as per plan for the player and Die Roten in his debut season.
The Austrian midfielder struggled for consistent playing time at Bayern this season. He had to be content with opportunities from the bench and rare starts in the cup games. Sabitzer also struggled to make a strong case for regular playing time as he often struggled to make a positive impact on the pitch.
With the debut season ending with a maiden Bundesliga medal for Sabitzer, he will be hoping for a much more positive season next year. The competition for a place in midfield is intense at Die Roten, so Sabitzer will have to bounce back strongly next season to get an adequate amount of playing time.
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Sabitzer could be reuniting with another former teammate at Die Roten in the summer. The German champions are interested in signing Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig in the upcoming transfer window. Laimer has only one year left on his contract at Leipzig, so Bayern will try to get him on a cut-price deal.
The arrival of Laimer will further add competition in the midfield department. Sabitzer will be hoping that a proper pre-season will help him to hit the ground running next season. If he regains form, then the Austrian midfielder can be used in several positions. It is set to be a defining season for Marcel Sabitzer. If things don’t work out for him next season, then a departure from Bavaria will be inevitable in 2023.