Update 12:00PM EST
According to Guido Schäfer, chief reporter for Leipziger Volkszeitung, the news broken by Pedro Almeida below regarding a deal being complete between Bayern Munich and Marcel Sabitzer is “nonsense”:
Das ist Nonsens. Noch herrscht Funkstille. https://t.co/8920VqR1MX— Guido Schäfer (@schfer_g) August 5, 2021
This is nonsense. There is still radio silence.
According to German outlet kicker, an agreement between Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig, and Marcel Sabitzer might not be as close as many have hoped.
Per the latest news, a move to Säbener Straße is not yet “in sight” for Sabitzer and a commitment has not been “seriously discussed”:
Will Marcel Sabitzer and RB Leipzig part ways this summer? The 27-year-old’s contract expires next year, and the Austrian has already turned down an offer to extend it with the same conditions. A salary increase was out of the question for the Leipzig decision-makers in view of the difficult economic conditions caused by the coronavirus, which is why the long-standing player on the team is considered a sales candidate. A move to FC Bayern is not yet in sight, and a commitment has not yet been seriously discussed with the record champions.
As we have seen recently, though, things could happen fast if all three parties want the move to happen.
If you choose to buy in to the loose — and we mean loooooooooooose — world of transfer gossip and dive into all the rumors. Portuguese journalist Pedro Almeida is “reporting” that a deal is done.
This “report” can probably be taken with several huge grains of salt at this stage, but we wouldn’t be doing our jobs if we didn’t at least bring up this info from a verified Twitter account (again proving once again, we should have been verified sooooooo much earlier here at BFW):
Bayern Munich and Leipzig reached an agreement by Marcel #Sabitzer, 15M€ + adds on. Paperworks are ready and medical exams too. Contract until 2024. Let's gooo #FCB #RBL— Pedro Almeida (@pedrogva6) August 5, 2021
Is it true? Is it bogus? We’ll find out soon enough.