Manchester United are hoping to sign Marcel Sabitzer on a permanent basis at the end of the season.
A report from Football Insider claims that the player has managed to impress Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag with his attitude and professionalism and the Dutch manager is a huge admirer of the player and is currently pushing the Manchester United board to sign him.
Sabitzer is valued at around £25-£30m, which is a fairly low sum for a club such as Manchester United.
However, whilst Erik ten Hag is seemingly a big fan of the Bayern Munich loanee, he has not done that much to impress at Old Trafford and the Red Devils may be better served spending their money elsewhere.
Ten Hag’s pivot works best when it is made up of a solid no.6 like Casemiro and a deep-lying playmaker who can progress play such as Christian Eriksen.
And whilst undoubtedly a solid player, Sabitzer does not really excel in either of these roles.
So, unless United are planning to sell Fred and Scott McTominay and sign a true no.6 and a player similar to Eriksen on top of Sabitzer, the Austrian is likely not the man United really need right now.