Manchester United have reached a full agreement with Bayern Munich for the loan signing of Marcel Sabitzer.
The news was reported by tonight by Fabrizio Romano, who confirmed that Sabitzer is currently on his way to Manchester to complete the scheduled medical tests. There is no buy option included in the deal, so the Austrian will return to Bayern at the end of the 2022/2023 campaign.
Marcel Sabitzer to Manchester United, here we go! Full agreement reached on loan deal, no buy option — confirmed 🚨🔴 #MUFC #DeadlineDay
Deal set to be signed with Bayern in the final hours as personal terms agreed too.
Boarding completed – ✈️ Manchester @TurkishAirlines pic.twitter.com/tLpe5XNVtJ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) January 31, 2023
Personal terms have been fully agreed upon, with Sabitzer keen on working under Erik ten Hag until the summer. He did not train with the German side today ahead of the proposed move.
Sabitzer will fill in for injured Eriksen
Several outlets have suggested that United acted so quickly on the market due to Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury, which will keep him sidelined until late April or early May. Sabitzer is a like-for-like replacement and will play an instrumental role in the squad throughout the second half of the season.
Given the transfer is smooth sailing from here, the 28-year-old could be in contention to make his debut against Crystal Palace on Saturday, February 4.