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Manchester United told bargain price to land loanee permanently this summer

The Red Devils won’t have to break the bank to make a move permanent

Manchester United will have to part with just 20m euros (£17.5m) should they wish to make Marcel Sabitzer’s loan move permanent this summer as part of their midfield overhaul.

The Austrian midfielder arrived from Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day in January following the news that Christian Eriksen was set to be sidelined until May with an ankle injury sustained in a routine FA Cup win over Reading.

And so far, he has not put a foot wrong, appearing three times as Manchester United have taken seven points from a possible nine, with the 28-year-old impressing on both of his starts so far. He is, however, banned for the upcoming Europa League clash with Barcelona as a result of a suspension picked up with Bayern Munich.

Midfield is an area that the Red Devils are looking to strengthen this summer, and to that end the 28-year-old could be a shrewd acquisition, with the arrival of Ryan Gravenberch and the impending arrival of former teammate Konrad Laimer at the Allianz Arena likely making Sabitzer surplus to requirements for Julien Nagelsmann.

Sabitzer himself has not ruled out staying, admitting that he is happy at Old Trafford.

“It’s a loan to Man United at the moment, that’s all I can say. I like it here”, he told the Daily Mail.

And, as per reports coming out of Germany, the 28-year-old is free to leave the club this summer, with the arrival of Ryan Gravenberch and impending arrival of Konrad Laimer set to push him further down the pecking order.

Should the Red Devils wish to keep him permanently, it would set them back around £17.5m, which could prove a bargain as Ten Hag looks to strengthen several positions this summer.

The Austrian will not play any part in Thursday’s clash with Barcelona at Camp Nou, however, with the midfielder suspended after picking up three yellow cards during the Champions League group stage with Barcelona.

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Ben Browning

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