Manchester United has already informed Marcel Sabitzer that they are interested in signing him on a permanent basis during the summer transfer window.
United, of course, signed Sabitzer on the final day of the January transfer window in response to Christian Eriksen’s injury.
The Dane is out for months, with Donny van de Beek also sidelined until next season and Scott McTominay also battling with injury.
Then, Casemiro got sent off and suspended for three games, meaning Sabitzer was thrown in at the deep end, starting against Leeds on Wednesday night.
Manchester United considering signing Marcel Sabitzer permanently
ESPN reported that United is open to buying Sabitzer from Bayern Munich, although there is nothing formal in his loan agreement in terms of an option or obligation.
They say that Erik ten Hag is hoping that the prospect of a permanent Old Trafford move will motivate Sabitzer between now and the end of the season.
The same goes for Wout Weghorst, with United open to buying both of their outfield January loan signings in the summer.
Jack Butland also came in temporarily, but the goalkeeping situation is more complicated by David de Gea’s contract situation and the potential to bring in a stopper who is better with his feet.
According to the report, Sabitzer is expected to leave permanently in the summer, and if he impresses for United between now and then, signing him would be a no-brainer.
Ten Hag overhauled United’s midfield in his first summer as manager, bringing in Casemiro and Eriksen, but there is still work to be done.
Fred’s contract situation needs to be resolved, while McTominay was courted by Newcastle in January and Van de Beek has also failed to impress.
A low-cost deal for Sabitzer to add depth to the squad may make sense for all parties, but we need more time to evaluate him at this point.