Manchester United learn Marcel Sabitzer asking price - but Bayern Munich loanee in limbo amid pending takeover

Marcel Sabitzer Manchester United 2022-23
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Manchester United will have to pay Bayern Munich about £22 million ($27m) to sign Marcel Sabitzer permanently, but his future remains uncertain.
  • Enjoyed successful loan
  • Out with knee injury
  • Future depends on takeover

WHAT HAPPENED? United are interested in signing the Austrian midfielder on a full-time basis following his successful short-term loan at Old Trafford, according to Sky Sports Germany. However, the club's ongoing takeover process means talks with Bayern are currently at a standstill until the ownership situation is resolved.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The latest reports suggest the takeover could be delayed until the summer, with the Glazers no closer to making a final decision and putting head coach Erik ten Hag's transfer plans in jeopardy as a result. Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani have led the race for control of the Red Devils, but there is still no outcome.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Sabitzer's situation has been complicated further by a season-ending knee injury, with Man Utd staying in contact with his parent club about his rehabilitation. The 29-year-old has spoken glowingly about his time in Manchester, suggesting he has found a home. He is valued at £22m by the Bavarian club.

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WHAT NEXT FOR MAN UTD? The club needs just a point to seal a return to the Champions League. Ten Hag will be hoping to get the job done against Chelsea on Thursday night.