Marcel Sabitzer has completed a move to Dortmund from Bayern Munich after Man United opted not to sign him after his loan spell
Borussia Dortmund has officially confirmed the signing of midfielder Marcel Sabitzer from their Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich. The 29-year-old, who spent the latter part of last season on loan at Manchester United, has agreed to a four-year deal with Dortmund, extending until 2027.
Sabitzer expressed his excitement about joining Dortmund, stating that the club’s management demonstrated their ambitious plans for the future during talks. He aims to contribute to the team’s success and celebrate with the fans in the coming years.
Dortmund’s sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, emphasized Sabitzer’s experience and international pedigree, believing that he will be an essential asset to the team in hard-fought matches, both offensively and defensively.
The Austrian midfielder originally joined Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig in 2021 but struggled to secure regular playing time. His loan spell at Manchester United saw him make 18 appearances, scoring three goals, and contributing to the club’s Carabao Cup triumph, third-place finish in the Premier League, and FA Cup final appearance.
Sabitzer’s move to Dortmund comes after Manchester United opted not to sign him permanently, leading to his departure from Bayern Munich for a reported fee of £16 million.
The Austrian international expressed his eagerness to don the Dortmund jersey and join his new teammates during the club’s pre-season tour in the United States. He aims to fill the void left by Jude Bellingham’s move to Real Madrid and provide strength both defensively and offensively in midfield.
Dortmund fans can look forward to seeing Sabitzer in action during their USA tour, where they may face his former club, Manchester United, in a highly anticipated match in Las Vegas on Sunday. As the summer transfer window unfolds, this signing adds to the excitement and anticipation for the new Bundesliga season.