We had heard previous rumblings that if Bayern Munich wanted Marcel Sabitzer, it would like have to sell Corentin Tolisso and/or Michael Cuisance. While both players have great potential — and Tolisso allegedly being available for roughly half of what Bayern Munich paid for him — the market is not necessarily an easy one to work a quick sale.
German outlet Süddeutsche Zeitung gave us the latest news on how getting Sabitzer might require other players to be sold first:
Whether Marcel Sabitzer, 27, will soon also sign a contract from FC Bayern does not depend on (Leon) Goretzka, but on one or two other personal details. Allegedly, Sabitzer could be available for around 20 million despite a much higher value — if the Bavarians manage to sell the Frenchman Corentin Tolisso (or his compatriot Michael Cuisance) for a similar amount, the supervisory board including the bratwurst oligarch could certainly agree to a Sabitzer commitment.
We have heard soooooooo much about this rumor. Perhaps it’s legitimate or maybe it’s all the grand fabrication of the media. Whatever the case, this part of the story makes sense. Not only does Bayern Munich need the cash from a sale of Tolisso and/or Cuisance to help fund a deal for Sabitzer, but they also need some room on the roster.
Marcel Sabitzer once again named captain of RB Leipzig, for now. It remains to be seen if the Austrian stays or leaves the club between now and the end of the month. #RBLeipzig— Derek Rae (@RaeComm) August 6, 2021
Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich are the starters and Torben Rhein appears ready for potential game day roster inclusion. Marc Roca is still out with an injury, but will be back in September and Jamal Musiala also have the capability of dropping deeper into the role of an 8 if needed (though, give me him as a starter on the wing all day!). Despite what some folks think...the midfield has some decent depth.
Adding a stud like Sabitzer would immediately make both Tolisso and Cuisance expendable and be a legitimate gamechanger for Bayern Munich, though. If a move can really be made...the club has to do it.
Thomas Tuchel on Lukaku deal: “Romelu Lukaku is a fantastic player, but he’s not in my squad...”. #CFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 4, 2021
Then on Lukaku accepting Chelsea proposal: “Everyone wants to join my squad. I can imagine a lot of players want to come and join Chelsea”, Tuchel says via @NizaarKinsella
“Everyone wants to join my squad” — should be the BFW community slogan, not Thomas Tuchel’s mantra.
This is pretty cool:
Get to know your @FCBfrauen before they head to for @thewomenscup!— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) August 5, 2021
Who could be a movie star in a different life?
Most likely to get lost in a foreign country?
Who's the menu snob on the team? ️#MiaSanFamily pic.twitter.com/d4uzqZnPeM
According to Italian journalist Gianluca DiMarzio, Paris Saint-Germain wasted no time in making contact with FC Barcelona outcast (sounds so weird, right?) Lionel Messi:
The news that monopolized the day concerns Leo Messi. The flea will not renew the contract with Barcelona, just as announced by the blaugrana club. For the Argentine, a 21-year period ends and he is already head to the future. There have already been the first contacts with Paris Saint Germain who are favorites in the race. The Sheikh dreams of another super hit and Messi would gladly return to play with his friend Neymar. Manchester City hopes too.
Of course, the meme eruption started as well — and this is good:
That "Comunicado Oficial" is going to hit different pic.twitter.com/BVdxjT1R5P— VfL Wolfsburg EN/US (@VfLWolfsburg_EN) August 5, 2021
And there we (a lot) more:
Pep Guardiola running to Sheikh Mansour asking him to cancel the Jack Grealish deal and bring in Lionel Messi instead pic.twitter.com/926zAl9PJZ— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 5, 2021
City fans when they realise they could of got Messi and instead get Grealish pic.twitter.com/Ym98KtsnF3— King Eric (@KickAssCantona2) August 6, 2021
You get the point...
After a lot of speculation, Jack Grealish was officially announced at Manchester City:
I guess this is goodbye for now, Mrs. Grealish “69” (unless Manchester City has to immediately sell Grealish to fund a deal for Messi):