UPA AWAY Bayern confirm bargain £37m Dayot Upamecano transfer in major blow to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool

BAYERN MUNICH have won the race to sign RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano.


Posted Saturday, February 13, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic confirmed the French centre-back will be heading to Bavaria this summer despite strong interest from the Premier League.

UPA AWAY Bayern confirm bargain £37m Dayot Upamecano transfer in major blow to Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool
Bayern Munich have won the race for Premier League target Dayot Upamecano Credit: AFP or licensors

Bayern will meet Upamecano’s £37million release clause after he agreed a five-year contract.

And it means suitors Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool will not be getting their hands on the 22-year-old, rated as one of the best young centre-backs in Europe.

Upamecano made his decision as Bayern became just the second team to win the Sextuple following Thursday’s Club World Cup triumph.

And he will head to the Allianz Arena as a direct replacement for David Alaba, who is leaving the German champions on a free transfer.

Salihamidzic told Bild: “I can [confirm reports we’ve won the race], and we are very happy about it.

"We had very good, intensive and professional discussions with Dayot and his advisor for many months. We knew we had strong competition.

"Upamecano is a young player whose qualities have already developed extraordinarily. I was always convinced we had presented a good concept.

"We presented him with our vision of his career at Bayern.

"During the past week I had further talks with everyone involved.

"At the end of a long process, the player, family and management were convinced that Bayern was the right club.

"Upamecano will play for Bayern for the next five years.”



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