Update — 11:05AM EST
According to Roger Wittmann, agent for Bayern Munich midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, the player intends to stay at Bayern Munich next season. In fact, that was the impetus for Wittmann’s meeting with the Bayern Munich brass this morning.
“Of course it was about Marcel. We want a new start at FC Bayern and that has also been decided. He’s staying, he wants to really put his foot down in preseason and show that he can do better. Marcel has made it clear that he is not satisfied with his performances this season, but several factors also played a role. For Marcel, it was the worst year in his career. But Bayern also had a very difficult season,” Wittmann told Bild (as captured by @iMiaSanMia). “That makes the integration for a new player not easy. Everyone who knows Marcel knows how ambitious he is. He came as a leader from Leipzig and is now, of course, unhappy about the whole situation.”
One of the season’s big disappointments for Bayern Munich was how poorly former RB Leipzig star Marcel Sabitzer integrated into the squad.
Sabitzer seemed to struggle with accepting a role as a back-up and never really got on track during his first season with Bayern Munich, despite his previous experience in playing for manager Julian Nagelsmann.
There have been recently been whispers that Sabitzer wanted to move on and today’s events will certainly add some fuel to that fire as the player’s agent, Roger Wittmann, was at Bayern Munich’s campus to hold talks with the club.
Sky Sport’s Torben Hoffmann captured video of Wittmann on Säbener Straße:
According to Bild, Wittmann’s visit was strictly to discuss Sabitzer’s future with the club. Per the report, Sabitzer is considering an exit from Bayern Munich after just one season. The Bavarians are said to be willing to sell the Austrian and would be seeking €15 million in return for the midfielder.
For now, Bild says that “everything” looks like Sabitzer will be leaving Bayern Munich this summer.
Arsenal FC and Fenerbahce have reportedly shown interest in Sabitzer.