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Agent of Man Utd star drops hint over potential summer transfer as club's asking price revealed

Joe Adams

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Agent of Man Utd star drops hint over potential summer transfer as club's asking price revealed

Manchester United loanee Marcel Sabitzer could be open to making his stay permanent at Old Trafford, his agent has confirmed.

Sabitzer joined the Red Devils on a season-long loan from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day.

Erik ten Hag was in dire need of midfield reinforcements following an injury to Christian Eriksen, and Sabitzer fit the bill.

He has made four appearances for the club so far, after being thrown in to cater for the suspended Casemiro and injured Scott McTominay.

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However, their respective returns could limit Sabitzer's minutes, having been an unused substitute as Manchester United progressed to the Europa League quarter finals, beating Barcelona 2-1 on Thursday.

The Austria international struggled for game time in Bavaria, but has relished the opportunity to play more frequently in England.

Sabitzer's agent hints at permanent transfer

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Sabitzer's agent Roger Wittmann reckons the physical nature of the Premier League suits his game, whilst he revealed a summer transfer could be in the pipeline.

"At Manchester United we see Marcel from Leipzig again. I'm very happy for him," Wittmann told SPORT1. When asked what could happen in the summer, he replied: "We'll see when the time comes."

SPORT1 claim that Bayern would be open to selling the 28-year-old permanently in the summer, with others currently ahead of him in the pecking order.

The German giants are said to want at least €15million (£13.2m) for his services, having brought him from RB Leipzig for that price in August 2021.

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Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves has talked up Sabitzer's talent, but warned him against "being too nice".

He told MUTV: "He [Sabitzer] is a good player. I mean, obviously with the situation with Christian Eriksen, it changed everything. You needed to get another body in.

"He's another guy who can play multiple positions. He's smart. He's played in the Champions League and, depending on the personnel who play with him, he can play deeper or further forward."

When asked if there was one bit of advice he would give Sabitzer, Hargreaves replied: "Just be yourself, that's what has got him here. Don't be too nice.

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"A lot of guys come to new teams and try to fit in and can be very accommodating. Sometimes, you've got to force the issue and be aggressive and don't be too nice out there."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Marcel Sabitzer, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Premier League, Bundesliga, Erik Ten Hag, Football, Transfers

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