Bayern Munich have completed the signing of RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer. The Austrian midfielder has signed a contract until 2025.
Leipzig will turn their attention towards Ilaix Moriba, who has become somewhat of an outcast having failed to agree a new deal at Barcelona and lower his wage.
Once the deal is completed, Bayern Munich will have signed Leipzig’s centre-back, Dayot Upamecano, Leipzig’s manager, Julian Nagelsmann and Leipzig’s star midfielder, Marcel Sabitzer. The summer business acts as a prime example of just how Bayern dismantle their potential title rivals.
Bayer Munich Sign Marcel Sabitzer
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) August 30, 2021
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said: “Marcel Sabitzer has everything a player needs for FC Bayern. He will also not need a long time to get used to because he is already very familiar with the philosophy of our trainer Julian Nagelsmann.”
Sports director Hasan Salihamidžić added: “We are very happy that we were able to win Marcel Sabitzer for FC Bayern. Marcel is a very good footballer, he has a great mentality, is very ambitious and, as captain of RB, was responsible on and off the pitch. Our coach knows him very well, also as a leader. We look forward to him.”
Moriba: An Ideal Replacement
With Sabitzer on his way out, Leipzig will need a replacement. And, with just a couple of days left until the transfer window slams shut, Ilaix Moriba is the perfect target to go for. The deal will not be complicated, Barcelona need his departure and the player, himself, needs to get his career going again after being frozen out at the Nou Camp.
The Bundesliga side will face competition for his signature, however, with reports suggesting interest from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, but Leipzig remains the best destination. The Bundesliga has become the perfect breading ground for young talent. Just look at Jude Bellingham and Jadon Sancho, for example. Both players left England for Borussia Dortmund before reaching the next level.
As for Sabitzer, it’s always a gamble leaving the comforts of consistent football for a side so full of talent, but he has the ability to compete, and, with Julian Nagelsmann in charge, he’s bound to fit the system and receive opportunities.
Leipzig will reportedly receive €16 million for the midfielder from Bayern Munich, as the champions look to seal the title yet again this season.
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