Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Upamecano agrees new Leipzig deal

Dayot Upamecano has agreed terms over a new deal with RB Leipzig, according to Sky in Germany.

Widely perceived as the world’s next ‘great’ centre-back, the 21-year-old has been heavily linked with a host of top clubs around Europe. Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City and Arsenal were all credited with interest in bringing him in, and the list doesn’t stop there. Under those circumstances, his value was destined to go through the roof until the transfer market, like many other things, came under the cloud of uncertainty due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

His current deal, reported to contain a €60m release clause, would be entering its final 12 months soon. The new one, however, would see it extended for just another year.

It seems that the interests of the player and the Bundesliga club go hand-in-hand at the moment. In the current situation, no club is likely to get a fair price for a player they value greatly this summer, so Leipzig obviously want to avoid being forced into a sale, while Upamecano himself apparently feels it’s still too early to take the next step in his career.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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