Liverpool and Man Utd set to battle for Dayot Upamecano after contract twist
Date revealed: Wednesday seventh October 2020 4:01
Liverpool and Manchester United have been given contemporary impetus to make a swoop for RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano, in response to studies.
United have been linked constantly with the 21-year-old defender. However a switch deadline day bid didn’t emerge.
It left many considering the Crimson Devils had been nonetheless gentle on the again.
Liverpool have additionally appeared brief in that space. Joel Matip stays injury-prone whereas Joe Gomez struggled badly within the shock 7-2 mauling at Aston Villa.
It means Jurgen Klopp has had to make use of midfielder Fabinho alongside Virgil van Dijk on the coronary heart of his defence.
Upamecano took the attention within the Bundesliga final season and his shows helped Leipzig attain the final 4 of the Champions League.
One main stumbling block for a commerce within the window simply gone was that his outdated deal had a £54million launch clause.
With no golf equipment prepared to fork out that quantity, the Frenchman determined to increase his present keep till 2023.
However that new contract incorporates a contemporary launch clause which might be a recreation changer by way of Upamecano’s subsequent transfer.
German outlet Sport BILD declare that the revised deal implies that he can depart in the summertime for the diminished determine of £36.5m.
That’s a win-win. Potential suitors will be capable to bid at a a lot lower cost. And Leipzig, who would run the chance of shedding him on a free, can get a considerable payment nonetheless.
Sport BILD say that Liverpool and Man Utd are conscious of the brand new launch clause. And each are eager about doing a deal on the lower cost subsequent summer time.
Manchester Metropolis are additionally talked about within the report. Nonetheless, Pep Guardiola seems to have dealt together with his defensive points by bringing in Ruben Dias and Nathan Ake.
Ferdinand highlights Upamecano’s strengths
Former Man Utd centre-back Rio Ferdinand gave a glowing overview of Upamecano’s abilities in a latest interview.
The ex-England defender mentioned: “Upamecano is younger, good on the ball, athletic, robust, cellular, performs each recreation. He’s one you may see coming in proper now.
“[Kalidou] Koulibaly has been spoken about for 2 or three years, he might need missed the boat as a consequence of his age. There’s no resale worth.
“Upamecano is the one who jumps out to me, once I watched the Champions League final yr, he was the one who stood out to me.”
Napoli defender Koulibaly additionally stayed put in the course of the switch window regardless of being linked with a number of prime golf equipment.
The Senegalese worldwide – an enormous buddy of Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – turns 30 subsequent June.
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