Former RB Leipzig captain Marcel Sabitzer appears one step closer to leaving the club following a report that he has already agreed to personal terms with rivals Bayern Munich. The report from Goal as the Bavarian champions have not decided whether or not they will place a transfer bid for the player. Sabitzer is out of contract at the end of the season.
Leipzig have set a 15 million Euro fee for the player, hoping that they can make a profit from bringing the Austrian attacking midfielder through their ranks from Salzburg to Germany. Over that time, Sabitzer has made a name for himself by playing in 177 games for the club since 2014 and scoring 40 goals. The last two seasons, Sabitzer has been a main reason why the club has qualified for the UEFA Champions League and reached the knockout stages in each of those years.
Bayern Munich isn't light on midfielders at the moment. They currently have Corentin Tolisso and Michael Cuisance in the depth chart where Sabitzer would fit. This fact, and that the club is in financial straits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has them wondering whether they should wait to sign the player on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Either way, Leipzig has apparently planned for the player's departure. The first two weeks of the season has seen Emil Forsberg taking up the attacking midfield role with Amadou Haidara and Tyler Adams positioned behind him. The team also has Dominik Szoboszlai who can play different positions in the attack, making Sabitzer a luxury should he decide to leave.