AC Milan reportedly face having to pay over €40m if they wish to prise Marcel Sabitzer away from RB Leipzig this summer.
The 26-year-old joined the Bundesliga outfit in 2014 and has gone on to establish himself as a key figure for the club while enjoying a productive season this year so far.
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In 37 appearances, the Austrian international has scored 16 goals and provided nine assists, and that form has seemingly attracted interest from elsewhere as he has also impressed on the big stage in the Champions League.
However, as noted by Calciomercato, while he has been linked with a move to Milan amid ongoing speculation over Ralf Rangnick’s possible arrival at the club this summer, it’s suggested that it could cost €40m to land his signature.
Further, with his growing contract demands in mind too coupled with the expected exit of teammate Timo Werner, it could be increasingly complicated to prise him away from Leipzig and so it doesn’t paint a particularly positive picture of our chances of signing him.
Time will tell if the situation changes, and firstly if Rangnick even arrives ahead of next season as nothing has been made official in that regard as of yet. While Sabitzer has proven to be a top player this season, that is a lot of money to splash out to sign him and so it arguably makes sense to start considering alternative options to strengthen the squad.