The Austrian midfielder reunites with Julian Nagelsmann after weeks of hypothesis, and can put on No 18 at Allianz Arena
Bayern Munich have accomplished the long-awaited transfer of Marcel Sabitzer, signing the Austrian worldwide midfielder from Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig.
Sabitzer is the third individual to cross from Leipzig to Munich this summer time – after supervisor Julian Nagelsmann joined the Bundesliga champions, adopted by central defender Dayot Upamecano.
The central midfielder has signed a four-year contract till 2025 and can put on No 18. It is broadly reported that the transfer price is €16 million (£13.7m/$18.9m).
What has been mentioned?
Sabitzer informed his new membership’s web site: “I’m very joyful to have the ability to play for FC Bayern. Even as a baby, my Bayern jersey was my nice delight, and yearly at Christmas I received a brand new one. I’ll give all the things for this membership, wish to win as many video games as potential and naturally win many titles.”
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn mentioned: “Sabitzer brings all the things to the desk a participant must play for FC Bayern. He can even not want a protracted acclimatization interval as a result of he’s already very conversant in the philosophy of our coach Nagelsmann.”
Hasan Salihamidzic, sporting director of the Bundesliga champions, added: “We are very joyful that we may win over Sabitzer for FC Bayern.
“Marcel is an excellent footballer, he has an amazing mentality, could be very formidable and, as captain of RB, has carried duty on and off the pitch. After all, our coach is aware of him very effectively, additionally as a management participant. We are wanting ahead to him.”
Nagelsmann will get his man
Sabitzer was thought-about the dream participant for the brand new Bayern boss, and provides his aspect a flexible choice for midfield, as he can play each centrally and on the wing. Bayern had been searching for reinforcements in each positions.
After initially signing from Rapid Vienna in 2014 after which being loaned out to sister membership Red Bull Salzburg for a season, Sabitzer grew to become a key determine as Leipzig established themselves as a Bundesliga drive and an actual title rival to perennial champions Bayern.
Sabitzer performed a complete of 229 aggressive video games for final season’s German runners-up, scoring 52 objectives and offering 42 assists.
Bayern had questioned whether or not to make a bid for a while, as they have already got a number of central midfielders on their books resembling Mickael Cuisance and Corentin Tolisso, who they’ve tried to promote this summer time with out success.
However Nagelsmann’s shut relationship with Sabitzer, and the participant’s want to go away Leipzig for Bayern, noticed the deal pushed over the road.