FC Bayern Munich confirms to sign-in 22 years old defender Dayot Upamecano this Summer, chasing the competitions against a number of clubs.
22 years old central defender who played for FC Red Bull Salzburg and now continuing his carrier in Bundesliga club RB Leipzig. He also served the France National team. His unbeatable performance made him one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga this season with an average rating of 7.2.
As per Bild reports Bayern will be signed and completed in the coming months when the release clause [€42.5m] will be paid to RB Leipzig. Upamecano got several offers especially for Chelsea and Liverpool also from Real Madrid and Manchester United over the course of the past year.
Bayern was in a professional conversation with the player and his manager Volker Struth for several months. Dayot showed interest in Bayern over the other deals he got from the other clubs in the last few months. Upamecano wants to stay in Bundesliga and wants to continue his career in Bayern for the next years.
At the same time, Bayern is also facing difficulties in the defensive side, which is not performing well also as per the report also Bayern will face the biggest problem in finding the replacement of their defender David Alaba.
Bayern’s club director Hasan Salihamidžić confirmed in quotes given to Bild on Friday night
“I can confirm that, and we’re very happy about it at Bayern,” and
“We know we have very tough competition. Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities are already exceptionally developed.”
Bayern will sign Upamecano with a five years contract after paying €42.5m to their competitor RB Leipzig.
“I was always convinced that we had a good concept. We presented him with our vision of his career at Bayern.” Hasan Salihamidžić said to the Bild.