Manchester United are looking into the option of signing Dayot Upamecano in the summer of 2021 for an absolute bargain
Manchester United did make a couple of signing over the summer transfer window as the Red Devils managed to sign some superstars such as Donny van de Beek, Alex Telles, and Edinson Cavani. However, the Premier League side missed out on all their prime targets such as Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund, Jack Grealish of Aston Villa, and Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig.
It is quite a well-known fact that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to reinforce the defence of Manchester United. The wing-back position as of now seems sturdy with the likes of Alex Telles and Aaron-Wan Bissaka. However, the centre-back position is the cause of concern at Old Trafford.
The signing of Harry Maguire has certainly helped in improving the defence, however, the Englishman lately has been having a rough patch and his counterpart, Victor Lindelof, is far too inconsistent with his performances. Having said that, the Red Devils are looking into the option of purchasing Dayot Upamecano in the summer of 2021.
Reports state that the French defender’s release clause in the summer of 2021 could be activated at just 38 million pounds. Upamecano’s earlier contract had a release clause worth 45 million pounds, however, after signing a three-year extension with the Bundesliga side, his release clause has been reduced to 38 million pounds.
The signing of Upamecano could potentially improve the United’s defence. The Frenchman is a well-balanced defender as he has no weakness. The 22-year-old has the leadership quality in him to lead the backline along with his leadership traits, Upamecano is comfortable on the ball and often goes higher up on the field to create passes for his side.
However, Manchester United will not have it easy if they are to sign the RB Leipzig man. Real Madrid and Barcelona have also shown serious interest as the Spanish giants are on the lookout for a young defender to replace both their veterans, Sergio Ramos and Gerard Pique respectively.
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