Leipzig players at the Allianz Arena. Agreed in the winter, Dayot Upamecano arrived at Bayern at the beginning of the new season and welcomed the new coach Julian Nagelsmann at the club, and one of the most talented experts in the world took Marcel Sabitzer is coming with him at the end of the transfer window.
Another transfer saga is over. According to Bild, the captain of Leipzig will become the new Bayern player in the coming hours. The two clubs quickly found a common language, the mentioned source points out, so Sabirzer will soon strengthen the German champion and thus further weaken the already skinny competition of the Bavarians in the Bundesliga.
And all this at a bargain price of 16,000,000 euros, taking into account the current market value (according to Transfermarkt's estimate, it amounts to 42,000,000 euros). However, the Austrian, as a big Bayern fan, expressed his desire to leave the club from his boyhood days and go straight to the former coach Nagelsmann.
He entered the last year of the contract, so Leipzig agreed to the sale in order to remain without compensation the following year. At least that brought Bayern even closer to the title, on which they have already put one hand.
But that is nothing new in the Bundesliga. The same was done in previous years: Schalke (Nubel, Goretzka, Neuer), Dortmund (Hummels, Lewandowski), Hoffenheim (Sule, Rudy, Luiz Gustavo), Werder (Klose, Pizarro, Gnabry), Wolfsburg (Mandzukic), Stuttgart (Mario Gomez, Kimmich, Ulreich, Pavard), Monchengladbach (Jansen, Dante, Cuisance)… Practically everyone who offers quality.
Lionel Messi changed the club. Then Cristiano Ronaldo. Before them, Sergio Ramos. And Romelu Lukaku. Kylian Mbappe is also getting ready. One of the craziest transfer periods in the last 30 years is coming to an end. But what kind of "market" would it be if there were no rumors about Erling Haaland? The latest information is that Paris Saint-Germain will "attack" him if Mbappe leaves.
And at prices of 180,000,000 euros. No one can guarantee that this will not happen anymore ... Although, in Dortmund, they claim that there will be none of that. From Westphalia, they say that they are angry about transfer speculation and that they can't wait for the curtain to fall on the summer transfer window.
"We are a football club, not a bank. I guess we will face crazy speculation in the next two days," said Michael Zorc, Dortmund's sports director. For the black and yellows, despite all the earthquakes on the football scene, nothing has changed.
"Our position is clear, we don't have to repeat it all the time like parrots. Haalland will be in Dortmund even after September 1," Cork underlined.