The 21-year-old has long been cherished by Bayern Munich. Which, after repeatedly observing it, is convinced that it can help their long-term project.
RB Leipzig might be ready to sell Dayot Upemecano
RB Leipzig suggested that it might be ready to become an intermediary in the deal for the promising center-back Dayot Upamecano during the summer. The 21-year-old has long been cherished by Bayern Munich. Which, after repeatedly observing it, is convinced that it can help their long-term project. Premier League side Arsenal, alongside Manchester clubs, have also attributed interest in the player. Although it was expected that Leipzig would extend the Frenchman’s deal. Who came up through the Valenciennes academy before moving to Liefering in Austria in 2015, and a year later, to the Bundesliga. Now they have suggested that they may be ready to sell it 12 months before his current contract is up. “In the Covid-19 crisis, we have other issues that are more than concerns about contracts,” managing director Oliver Mintzlaff told reporters.
If Dayot can’t agree on new conditions, then he’ll leave the club
“We know the terms of the contracts of our players, and I know them very well – especially those that our best performers”. For us, it is not an option that top performers will be allowed to leave our club for free. So the case with Timo Werner and that will be the case with Dayot Upamecano. I mean the economic stability of the club. “If Upamecano cannot agree on conditions with the club. Then that is a clear signal that it will be sold this summer. With a fee of about €60 million (£53 million/$67 million), it is expected to cut him off from Leipzig. Meanwhile, the club does not expect a sizeable incoming movement in the summer market, while the Mintzlaff hints that they will only replace the players whom they are allowed to leave.
“We have to sell before we buy anything. But I see the need to sell only to a limited extent. We have a good team,” Oliver said before discussing the club’s approach if the season cannot end due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as a result of which two Koln players have tested positive for the virus over the past 24 hours. “If we cannot finish the season, we won’t have to deal with new transfers at all. It would not fit into the significant financial loss we have. “Leipzig are currently third in the Bundesliga standings, five points behind the leader Bayern.