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Marcel Sabitzer’s agent opens the door for permanent Man Utd transfer

Marcel Sabitzer’s agent Roger Wittmann has opened the door for the midfielder’s permanent transfer to Manchester United at the end of the campaign.

The Austrian emerged as a surprise target for the Red Devils on transfer deadline day last month following a long-term injury for Christian Eriksen.

Within hours, the club signed him on a short-term loan from Bayern Munich and the 28-year-old has already played a big part with four appearances.

Three of those have been from the starting XI and speaking to Sport1, Wittman was clearly pleased with how things are panning out for the midfielder.

He said that Sabitzer loves the Premier League and the midfielder looks back to his best from his Leipzig days, having played regularly under Ten Hag.

He said: “He loves the Premier League. At Man United, we see Marcel from Leipzig again. I’m very happy for him. What’s next in summer? We’ll see when the time comes.”

Agent opens the door for permanent United stay for Sabitzer

Sabitzer has barely had time to adapt to the Premier League, but he has been hugely impressive. His performances have certainly improved on a game-by-game basis.

United are said to be impressed by his ‘physicality‘ in the early weeks and it won’t come as a surprise if they consider signing him on a permanent deal in the summer.

The Red Devils are likely to pursue a young marquee midfielder for next season but Sabitzer would be a handy option to rotate with his strong defensive skills and creativity.

Bayern seem prepared to sell Sabitzer for €20 million. For that price, it would be a no-brainer decision for United to sign him, though they may need to offload players.

If United are planning to reinforce their midfield department with another recruit this summer, we could see both Scott McTominay and Fred heading for the exit door.

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