Austria international Sabitzer is set to team up with his BVB teammates on tour in the United States. - © IMAGO/GEPA pictures
Austria international Sabitzer is set to team up with his BVB teammates on tour in the United States. - © IMAGO/GEPA pictures

Borussia Dortmund snap up Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich


Borussia Dortmund have bolstered their midfield ahead of the 2023/24 campaign with the signing of Marcel Sabitzer from rivals Bayern Munich on a deal that runs until 30 June 2027.

The Austrian international arrives at the Signal Iduna Park boasting bundles of Bundesliga experience having previously made 229 appearances in all competitions for RB Leipzig before signing for Bayern in 2021. He most recently spent the the second half of last season on loan at Manchester United, for whom he played 18 times, scoring three goals.   

With Dortmund's squad having already departed for their tour in the Unites States ahead of his unveiling, Sabitzer said, "I can hardly wait to finally join the team and wear the BVB jersey." The Black-and-Yellows' new signing added, "The talks with the Borussia Dortmund management were outstanding and have shown me how ambitious the club wants to be in the coming years."

A native of Wels in Austria, the versatile midfielder began his career at Admira Wacker before moving to Rapid Wien. He would later win an Austrian league and cup double at Salzburg, having been loaned out to the club from Leipzig in the 2014-15 campaign. 

As well as racking up 71 senior international caps - scoring 14 goals - Sabitzer has also netted 34 times and provided 29 assists in 185 Bundesliga games for former sides Leipzig and Bayern since making his debut in the division in 2016.

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"Marcel is an experienced player who has been playing at the top international level for years," Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said.

"He fits the profile that we were looking for exactly: a central midfielder who will strengthen us both defensively and offensively as a box-to-box player. Marcel is physically strong and also carries an immense goal threat. We're convinced that he will also become an important pillar of our team thanks to his personality and will help us to be even more effective, especially in hard-fought matches."

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The 29-year-old joins fellow new Dortmund signings Ramy Bensebaini and Felix Nmecha at last season's Bundesliga runners-up.