Recent news suggested that Manchester United wanted to bolster their defence, and in particular in the centre-back position, and the player they were looking to bring in is Dayot Upamecano.
Since this speculation, the player has himself commented on his future, which a month or so ago looked to be decided as he signed a contract extension at his current club RB Leipzig.
These latest rumours have seen him being discussed heavily again and speaking in a press conference via the Metro, the Frenchman said, “I extended in Leipzig, because I feel good with my team-mates and my coach. I’m good at Leipzig. It’s true that I’m in great demand. I speak with clubs, but I’m in no rush and we’ll see what happens in the future.”
These comments will both be a positive and negative for those associated with United as the fact that he says he is in no rush and feels good at the Bundesliga side emphasises that he isn’t trying to force a move away from Leipzig, and this makes sense as he is only 21 and is playing well at a top side who also are going to be playing in the Champions League again next season. They did great in the competition last campaign as they reached the Semi-Final.
Upamecano managed to keep ten clean sheets in the Bundesliga last season, whilst making 40 appearances in all competitions, including the Champions League and also for the France U21 side. In these games, he has managed on average two tackles, 1.6 interceptions and three clearances a game, per WhoScored.
The fact he does admit that he is speaking with other sides about a potential transfer however is a positive for United, and it highlights that even though he might not leave this summer, he doesn’t really see his future at Leipzig and with him only being 21 United should be in no rush as it currently stands. If they can acquire him however, his stats from last season look to show that he is a solid defender.
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