Arsenal are reportedly closely monitoring the situation of 27-year-old Austrian midfielder Marcel Sabitzer, who could leave Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig.
According to a report by German publication Bild, Arsenal are keeping tabs on the situation of Marcel Sabitzer at RB Leipzig. The 27-year-old Austrian midfielder could depart the Red Bull Arena in the summer transfer window, with Arsenal among other clubs tracking his situation.
Marcel Sabitzer has been one of the pillars of the RB Leipzig side that has gone from Bundesliga newcomers to one of the biggest club in the top-flight. To date, the 27-year-old has turned out 227 times for Die Roten Bullen, chipping in with 52 goals and 42 assists along the way, while also being promoted to the role of club captaincy.
However, heading into the summer transfer window, Sabitzer’s situation at Leipzig is as uncertain as it has ever been, with a possible departure from the Red Bull Arena being mooted. And, the Austrian international has no shortage of suitors, with Arsenal among the clubs that are closely monitoring his situation.
The interest from Arsenal is hardly unsurprising, with the Gunners likely to make multiple signings to bolster their midfield this summer. That is because Granit Xhaka is expected to join AS Roma while Dani Ceballos is unlikely to return to the Emirates after the end of his second loan spell. So, while Albert Sambi Lokonga is tipped to join Arsenal, signing another midfielder will be necessary.
To that end, the north Londoners have been linked with Manuel Locatelli, Ruben Neves and a few others, with Sabitzer emerging as a viable target as well. The 27-year-old midfielder’s versatility further makes him an appealing prospect for Arsenal, with Mikel Arteta admiring such a quality.
Apart from Arsenal, AC Milan and AS Roma are also keenly following his situation, as he looks set to take a call on his future following Austria’s elimination from UEFA Euro 2020. However, Milan could well have a distinct advantage in pursuit of Sabitzer, who is keen on joining a club that can offer European football.
With Arsenal not playing in any of the three European competitions next season, they might just be at the back of the queue for Sabitzer. Meanwhile, he is unlikely to cost anywhere near his previous €50 million valuation, which would appeal to the suitors as well. As for Arsenal, they will need to do something special to tempt him to join them over Milan and Roma this summer.