‘Words cannot describe how I feel’: Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer moves from RB Leipzig to Bayern Munich for €16 million – reuniting him with former boss Julian Nagelsmann at the Bundesliga giants
- Marcel Sabitzer has expressed his joy after the move to Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig
- Former Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has paid 16 million euros for the Austrian midfielder
- The 27-year-old is ‘so proud and happy’ after signing a contract until 2025
- Bayern chief Oliver Kahn thinks Sabitzer has ‘everything a Bayern player needs’
Bayern Munich have completed the signing of midfielder Marcel Sabitzer to a four-year contract from RB Leipzig, the Bundesliga clubs said Monday.
German media reported that Bayern paid a fee of around €16 million for the Austria international.
Sabitzer came over from Rapid Vienna to Leipzig in 2014, playing 229 times for the club in all competitions and scoring 52 goals.
Austrian dynamo Marcel Sabitzer was all smiles when he signed for Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig
The powerful midfielder is hungry for success after moving to the Bundesliga giants for €16 million
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder played two seasons at Leipzig under manager Julian Nagelsmann, who was appointed Bayern head coach in April.
Sabitzer spoke after being pictured undergoing medical tests and posing with traditional food and drink from the region during his signing, Sabitzer told fans on social media he was overjoyed at the move.
Sabitzer wrote on Instagram: “Words can’t describe how I feel right now.”
‘So proud and happy that I signed for this special club until 2025. I can’t wait to get started.’
Sabitzer undertook medical checkups as he familiarized himself with his plush new environment
Board member Hasan Salihamidzic handed Sabitzer a shirt upon his arrival
Bayern CEO and former German international Oliver Kahn said Sabitzer “offers everything an FC Bayern player needs”.
Kahn added: “Moreover, it will not take him long to settle in as he already knows the philosophy of our coach Julian Nagelsmann well.”
Reigning champions Bayern have gone unbeaten in the first three games of the Bundesliga season.
Currently third in the standings, they followed a 12-0 cup tie against Bremer SV 5-0 against Hertha Berlin 5-0 on Saturday, including a hat-trick from Robert Lewandowski.