‘Words can’t describe how I feel’: Austria midfielder Marcel Sabitzer joins Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig for €16m – reuniting him with former boss Julian Nagelsmann at the Bundesliga giants
- Marcel Sabitzer has declared his joy after joining Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig
- Former Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann has paid €16m for the Austria midfielder
- The 27-year-old is ‘so proud and happy’ after signing a contract through to 2025
- Bayern chief Oliver Kahn reckons Sabitzer has ‘everything a Bayern player needs’
Bayern Munich have completed the signing of midfielder Marcel Sabitzer on a four-year contract from RB Leipzig, the Bundesliga clubs said on Monday.
German media reported that Bayern paid a fee in the region of €16million for the Austria international.
Sabitzer joined Leipzig from Rapid Vienna in 2014, playing 229 times for the club in all competitions and scoring 52 goals.
Austria dynamo Marcel Sabitzer was all smiles as he signed for Bayern Munich from RB Leipzig
The powerful midfielder is hungry for success after moving to the Bundesliga giants for €16m
The 27-year-old attacking midfielder spent two seasons at Leipzig under manager Julian Nagelsmann, who was appointed Bayern head coach in April.
Speaking after he was pictured undergoing medical tests and posing with traditional food and drink from the region during his signing, Sabitzer told fans on social media that he was overjoyed with the move.
Sabitzer wrote on Instagram: ‘Words can’t describe how I feel right now.’
‘So proud and happy to have signed until 2025 for this special club . Can’t wait to get started.’
Sabitzer undertook medical checks as he familiarised himself with his plush new surroundings
Executive board member Hasan Salihamidzic presented Sabitzer with a shirt upon his arrival
Bayern CEO and former Germany international Oliver Kahn said Sabitzer ‘offers everything that an FC Bayern player needs.’
Kahn added: ‘On top of that, he won’t need long to settle in as he’s already well-acquainted with the philosophy of our coach Julian Nagelsmann.’
Reigning champions Bayern have gone unbeaten in their opening three matches of the Bundesliga season.
Currently third in the table, they followed a 12-0 cup thrashing of Bremer SV with a 5-0 mauling of Hertha Berlin 5-0 on Saturday, including a Robert Lewandowski hat-trick.