Man Utd to hold talks with Bayern Munich over permanent Marcel Sabitzer transfer with loan star wanting to stay
MANCHESTER UNITED will hold talks with Bayern Munich over a permanent move for Marcel Sabitzer, according to reports.
The Austrian arrived at Old Trafford on loan from the German giants in January.
Sabitzer has played 12 times for Man United, including a substitute appearance in their Carabao Cup final victory over Newcastle.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the 29-year-old wants to stay at United beyond the end of the season.
Sabitzer is enjoying working with Erik ten Hag and is happy with the impact he’s been able to make at the Theatre of Dreams.
But Man United do NOT possess an option buy in the terms of the loan deal.
Sabitzer’s Bayern future looked bleak under former boss Julian Nagelsmann.
But his future with the Bundesliga champions now lies in the hands of new manager Thomas Tuchel.
Should the ex-Chelsea boss want to keep him, Sabitzer may not be granted his permanent move to Old Trafford.
The midfielder will still have two years remaining on his Bayern contract come the end of the season.
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He was signed in 2021 by his former RB Leipzig manager Nagelsmann, only to eventually fall out of favour.
Speaking to Bild this week, Sabitzer was enthusiastic about his time at United.
He said: “Of course my thoughts are on Man United, especially with the trust I get from Erik ten Hag – it’s very positive.
“I found my place here. Now I know the Premier League and can say there’s nothing better.”
Sabitzer has started United’s last three Prem games, and could be in action tonight as Ten Hag’s men take on Sevilla in the Europa League.