Deal Agreed: Manchester United To Sign Champions League Star On Deadline Day

General view of the match ball before the match.

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Manchester United are working to complete their second January signing before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

The Red Devils were expected to be quiet in the transfer market heading into the final hours of the window after addressing their attack by signing Wout Weghorst on loan from Burnley early in January.

However, Christian Eriksen’s ankle injury has changed their plans. The Danish midfielder is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after he was caught by a tackle from Andy Caroll during United’s FA Cup clash with Reading on Saturday.

United have moved quickly to bring in his replacement. The Premier League giants have agreed terms with Bayern Munich over a loan deal for Marcel Sabitzer.

The 28-year-old is keen to work with Erik ten Hag and is on his way to Manchester to complete the transfer. It is understood United will not have the option to sign the Austria international permanently in the summer transfer window.

The former RB Leipzig man has plenty of experience as well as technical prowess to help United qualify for next season’s Champions League.

Interestingly, the last time he faced the English outfit, he played a big part in ensuring a 3-2 win for the Bundesliga side that led to United dropping down to the Europa League knock-out stage.

After spending six seasons in Leipzig, Sabitzer moved to Bayern, where he struggled to get regular minutes ahead of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich.

Now, Sabitzer, who showed his excellent ball-striking in the Champions League on several occasions with Leipzig, will be hoping to rediscover his old self at Old Trafford.