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Barcelona ready to break the bank for Dayot Upamecano

Milos Markovic in La Liga, Transfer News & Rumours 10 Apr 2018

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Runaway La Liga leaders Barcelona are widely expected to make additions to their defensive ranks during the summer.

With Javier Mascherano out of the club and veil of uncertainty still surrounding the long-term future of Samuel Umtiti, the Catalans are said to be looking for ways to bolster their backline.

The Camp Nou club is also showing lack of confidence in Thomas Vermaelen and Yerry Mina, which is why an addition that could be an instant fit in the first-team is required.

The club officials believe Dayot Upamecano could be the answer Blaugrana is looking for.

The 19-year-old Red Bulls Leipzig defender has been one of the standout performers at his club this season. The French media report that Barcelona have been very impressed with his qualities, adding that they are prepared to invest 100 million euros to lay their hands on one of the most promising defenders in Europe.

Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Arsenal and AC Milan have all been credited with an interest in Upamecano and Barcelona are keen to beat them all to his signature with a lucrative offer RB Leipzig will have hard time rejecting.

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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