Borussia Dortmund have signed Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich to add an additional depth of quality and experience to the club’s midfield.
Borussia Dortmund’s search for midfield reinforcements has yielded yet another signing with Marcel Sabitzer joining from Bayern Munich for a fee of somewhere between 15 and 19 million euros plus add-ons, depending what report one takes to be accurate. Sabitzer joins Dortmund after loan spell at Manchester United, where the Austrian international only made a limited amount of appearances.
The move is one that has turned some heads and raised some eyebrows, considering the players age, the length of contract he was signed to, and the fact that his last couple seasons of football have seen him play below the standards he set at RB Leipzig. Sabitzer’s performances have, to a degree been hampered by both minutes on the pitch as well as injuries, which is also something one must take into account when gauging whether the move will be a good move for the club or not.
It’s clear that Dortmund have been in dire need of additional midfield reinforcements, as Felix Nmecha was the only new midfield acquisition prior to Sabitzer’s arrival. Nmecha’s arrival in itself was nowhere near enough to cover the gaps left by Dortmund’s outgoing players. With Sabitzer’s addition, the club have strived to help rectify this, so lets take a closer look at the the general pros and cons of Sabitzer’s move the the club.