Manchester United join Tottenham in race for RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer

The Leipzig midfielder has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Ole Gunnar Solskjær looks to add more reinforcements in the midfield unit.

The latest reports in England suggest that Manchester United have joined Tottenham in race for RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer.

Marcel Sabitzer has been at Leipzig since 2014 when he joined from Rapid Wien. The 26-year-old’s contract at RB Leipzig is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 campaign.

This season, Sabitzer has scored two goals and provided one assist in 8 appearances for RB Leipzig.

Marcel Sabitzer
Marcel Sabitzer

Marcel Sabitzer is set to be a man in demand in the winter transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.

The report details that Solskjær feels his midfield currently lacks some bite and that he could strengthen this winter.

The Manchester United manager has been impressed by his performances this season and could make a move this winter.

United are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Manchester United
Manchester United

The Austria international will offer the Manchester United boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections. He has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “RB Leipzig midfielder Marcel Sabitzer is on Manchester United’s radar. United are monitoring the situation of Sabitzer. Former Middlesbrough striker, and Bundesliga insider, Jan Aage Fjortoft claims the Leipzig man is of interest to United ahead of the January window. Tottenham have also been watching Sabitzer over the past 12 months.”


It would take a huge offer from Manchester United to prise the 26-year-old midfielder from Leipzig.

Good signing for Manchester United?

Marcel Sabitzer is very highly rated in Germany and he could be a superb long term signing for United.

Signing the 26-year-old in the winter transfer window would be a masterstroke from Solskjær.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in United.

The ball is in Manchester United’s court and they need to take a decision on signing Sabitzer.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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