We’ve spoken a great deal about Ole’s primary transfer targets this summer, with Jadon Sancho and Jack Grealish at the top of everyone’s list. However, many have speculated that Ole may pursue another young CB and the latest news out of England adds fuel to that fire.
United are now being linked to highly-rated CB Dayot Upamecano. The 21-year old French international plays for RB Leipzig, is entering the final year of his contract and has release clause of £52.5m (€60m).
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Manchester United and Manchester City are both interested in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.
The 21-year-old France youth international has emerged as one of the best upcoming defenders in Europe, and is said to be on the lists of both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Pep Guardiola.
City, in fact, are hoping to sign two new centre-backs when the transfer window eventually reopens, having conceded more goals (31) so far this season than the previous two campaigns (23, 27), and 10 more than league-leaders Liverpool.
United have near-term priorities outside shoring up the defense after the moves we made last summer for Maguire and AWB. I feel like this is the player’s agent trying to rope us into the deal in order to boost his price as City moves for the player.
We’ll keep you posted as this transfer continues to develop. Check out his highlights below; he looks like a top player: