Sabitzer could join Man Utd on permanent deal as details of Bayern move revealed
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Manchester United target Marcel Sabitzer could join the club on a permanent basis from Bayern Munich, according to a new report.
United have been in talks with Bayern throughout the afternoon, and have agreed personal terms with the player ahead of a move.
Sabitzer is said to have informed United chiefs, through his agents, that he would be happy to join the club and become part of Erik ten Hag's project.
The 28-year-old has since his game time at Bayern restricted recently, being an unused substitute in two of the club's last three Bundesliga fixtures.
He joined Bayern in 2021 from RB Leipzig, where he once provided 16 goal contributions in a single league season in 2019/20.
New details about the move have now been revealed - and it is good news for United.
Marcel Sabitzer to Man Utd details
According to The Telegraph's Jason Burt, United and Bayern have agreed terms on a deal for Sabitzer to join the Red Devils on deadline day.
The move will be a loan deal, but United will have an option to buy the player permanently in the summer. However, it is not to be an obligation, meaning Ten Hag can decide whether to trigger the option based on Sabitzer's performances at Old Trafford.
Marcel Sabitzer's transfer from Bayern Munich to Manchester United is a loan for the rest of the season. Terms agreed. It is expected to include an option but not an obligation to buy the 28-year-old Austrian midfielder. United have moved quickly. More on @TeleFootball— Jason Burt (@JBurtTelegraph) January 31, 2023
At the beginning of last season, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn praised Sabitzer for his performances early in the campaign (quotes via Kicker): "At Bayern, you're always very quick to condemn players or write them off after a season.
"I'm actually the best example myself. It took me a season or two here at Bayern Munich, but back then you had more time. Some players, like Sabitzer, have to be given a period of adjustment.
"Marcel is performing solidly at the moment, we can only congratulate him."
Whilst Sabitzer has not been able to hit top form recently due to his lack of game time, those words of praise will certainly encourage United as they hope to get the best out of the Austrian international at Old Trafford.