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Report: Sabitzer Informs Leipzig of Eventual Departure

RB Leipzig may be in the market for a new attacking midfielder and captain after reports that the Marcel Sabitzer will not renew is contract amidst rumors of a move to Bayern Munich. The report from Goal states the German champions and the Leipzig captain have even begun negotiations on personal terms.

Sabitzer is on the last year of his contract with Leipzig, meaning that he can move on a free transfer if terms aren't met for a fee beforehand. It is a massive blow for new manager Jesse Marsch who could be losing his champion at the end of a season at the latest. Sabitzer was a key part of the team over the years becoming a consistent Champions League club.

Over 185 games, Sabitzer has scored 40 goals and proven to be an important piece of the offense for several managers at Leipzig, including current Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann. A move could be devastating to the East German club's ambitions to usurp the title from nine-time consecutive champions Munich. At the moment, Munich have already taken major pieces of Leipzig's defense in Dayot Upamecano, their manager in Nagelsmann and now set their sights on more from their nearest competition.

Munich stripping their nearest rivals isn't a new theme. Borussia Dortmund was used to this tactic for years with players like Matt Hummels and Robert Lewandowski moving to the German giants over that span. Now that Leipzig has presented themselves as a decent eye for talent, Munich continues their trend. The question will be whether or not Leipzig can win or prove to be a better spot for players than Bayern in the coming year.


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