Liverpool could sign Wijnaldum replacement for just €20m this summer

Stefan Bienkowski
Man Utd transfer news: Is Sabitzer heading towards a summer move?

Liverpool have already made some moves in the summer transfer window with the signing of central defender Ibrahima Konate from RB Leipzig, but Jurgen Klopp and his backroom staff still have plenty of work to do.

Not only will the Anfield side need to ensure that a repeat of last season’s injury-ridden campaign doesn’t happen, but they’ll also have to replace one notable star in the middle of the pitch.

Georginio Wijnaldum’s move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer was long expected by the club due to the player running down his contract, but Liverpool have still to act with regards to finding a successor.

However, it now seems as though a potential contender has popped up and could be signed for as little as €20 million.

According to BILD, Liverpool transfer target Marcel Sabitzer is also being tracked by Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.

Yet what may intrigue Reds fans the most is the fact that the Austria international could potentially leave RB Leipzig for no more than €20 million.

Why would Sabitzer only cost €20m?

Having scored nine goals and bagged a further seven assists for Julian Nagelsmann’s side last season, there’s no doubt that Sabitzer was one of RB Leipzig’s most important players.

So why could the midfielder be sold for so little money in the coming months? According to the German publication, two notable factors will dictate Sabitzer’s sale price - despite currently being valued at €38 million.

The first one is the fact that the box-to-box talent is about to enter the final year of his contract and as such could end up leaving RB Leipzig for free if they don’t manage to sign him up to a new deal or sell him this summer.

The second factor is in relation to why Leipzig may have no need to offer him a new deal. According to BILD, the Bundesliga side already consider January transfer window signing Dominik Szoboszlai as Sabitzer’s successor in the squad and therefore are quite comfortable with him moving on.

As such, the German giants may be more than happy to part ways with the Liverpool transfer target at a very low price this summer.