RB Leipzig may be losing another player to their nearest rival as last year's captain Marcel Sabitzer has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich. The report from SportsBild states that the Austrian midfielder prefers to stay in the Bundesliga as opposed to leaving for destinations in England.
Sabitzer has been with RB Leipzig since 2014, starting with a loan to Red Bull Salzburg before becoming a full part of the East German club's rotation. Over that time he has made over 200 appearances for the club, scoring 52 goals. By last season he had become such an integral part of the team that former manager Julian Nagelsmann named him captain for the club.
Leipzig have placed an 18 million Euro price tag on Sabitzer which may be too high for Bayern Munich given the current financial situation of the reigning champions. It is, however, a price that both Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal have shown interest in matching. Now it is whether or not Sabitzer is willing to leave the Bundesliga for a club that may not be playing in a major European competition this season or next.
Red Bull are certainly open to seeing Sabitzer leave given his contract will be up at the end of the campaign. Without a renewal, the club may be forced to sell for a lower price point should the player not open to different destinations.