Report: Bayern Munich open to sell Sabitzer in the summer despite player’s desire to stay
While the midfield is going into a massive upheaval in the summer, the club is also considering selling some of the players in order to free up space and wages.
Despite Marcel Sabitzer having told publicly that he wants to stay in Munich and establish himself, the club has been open to selling the player for months. Apparently, the club is not satisfied with Sabitzer’s performances in his first season with the club and are looking to generate a fee for him.
It’s usually the advantage of transfers within the Bundesliga. The players do not need a long period of familiarization and serve directly as reinforcement. However, this plan did not work for Marcel Sabitzer. The 28-year-old couldn’t find a place in Munich’s midfield and had to be satisfied with short-term appearances due to his average performances.
With Corentin Tolisso, Marc Roca and Marcel Sabitzer are the next players to be linked with a departure.
According to the „Bayern Insider“ podcast of „BILD„, head coach Julian Nagelsmann is disappointed with the performance of his protégé and could live with a departure as long as Konrad Laimer moves to Bayern as his replacement.
However, the player’s entourage recently announced that Sabitzer definitely wants to stay in Munich and establish himself at the club. It remains questionable whether he will get a second chance in the Bavarian capital, although Sabitzer is open to staying as he recently said that he believes in his qualities and his strengths.
If Laimer does end up at Bayern, it might be the end of Sabitzer’s stay at Bayern. According to BILD, Leipzig will have to lower their demands for Laimer as his release clause is only valid until the end of June and it is unlikely that a club would pay that amount. Instead, they could demand an asking price of 18 million € for the Austrian international.