Sancho left. There is a big gap left in Westphalia with the sale of one of the most talented players of today, but the box office is full. There are all prerequisites for hiring a quality replacement. Borussia is busy working on bringing a new wing, several names are under scrutiny - although Donyell Malen, who is not even a classic winger, is more often mentioned in recent weeks, he is more of a center forward - however, they are working on hiring players in other positions as well.
According to Bild, Dortmund's interest in the players of RB Leipzig does not end only with Marcel Halstenberg (29), an experienced defender and member of the German national team. The target of the Millionaire is also his namesake - Sabitzer.
In recent years, Borussia has often been criticized for turning into a development club that is buying young players en masse in order to resell them. For that reason, critics claim, the club from Westfalen can't deal with Bayern and the fight for the title, so the interest of inexperienced players such as Halstenberg and Sabirzer may suggest a change in the course of business.
And while negotiations on hiring the former are in the final phase, the Austrian national team player is just an interesting option for now.
50 million euros
And that is because it is rumored that Leipzig is ready to release him for a significantly lower figure than the market.
Sabitzer has an exit clause in the contract set at 50,000,000 euros. Transfermakt values him at 42,000,000, while Bild claims that the Bulls are working to sell him for only 20,000,000. Reason? They found a replacement in the young Hungarian Dominik Szboszlai, whom they want to promote as much as possible.
It should be borne in mind that Sabitzer's contract expires in 2022. Leipzig is not willing to "follow" his playing progress and the elected status of one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga through the new ones, so that is another reason why the parting is approaching.
Of course, with such a price, Borussia is not the only interested buyer. It has been rumored for a long time that Milan is preparing a serious attack on the Austrian. Sabitzer gained the status of a great player during the previous years when he was one of the key factors in the team of RB Leipzig.
The advantage would be that he already has experience in the Bundesliga, and Dortmund obviously lacks someone who has experience and who could help them next season.