Manchester United ‘prepared’ to sign Bayern Munich loanee Marcel Sabitzer on permanent basis next summer
The Red Devils will consider making the Austria international’s temporary move long-lasting if he impresses during the rest of the season.
In the previous transfer window, the Old Trafford side signed the 28-year-old on deadline day for the rest of the campaign from the Bundesliga giants. However, a buy option was not included in the deal.
Therefore, the midfielder is set to return to the Bavarians in the summer. But the Manchester-based club have told the former RB Leipzig star that he has the chance to attain a long-term contract.
United also signed Wout Weghorst on loan last month from Burnley. Erik ten Hag hopes that the promise of a permanent move acts as an incentive for the players.
Sabitzer’s current contract at Bayern expires in the summer of 2025. However, he is expected to leave the Bavarians in the coming months. The Bundesliga giants are set to bring Konrad Laimer to the club on a free transfer.
The 28-year-old has seen his game time dwindle in Julian Nagelsmann’s team. He has failed to establish himself in the German outfit’s starting lineup over the years.
At the moment, the midfielder has had to play a key role in United’s engine room. With the injury crisis in the middle of the park and Casemiro’s suspension, the Austrian and Fred are the only two available senior players in the midfield.
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Hopefully, Sabitzer will contribute to the Red Devils’ success for the rest of the season, with the Carabao Cup final later this month. It would seemingly not be the worst option to add the Austrian to our ranks next summer.