Teammates soon? Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano (l) and Thomas Müller fight for the ball.
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FC Bayern won the race for RB Leipzig star Dayot Upamecano. Sports director Salihamidzic confirmed the transfer.
Update from February 12, 9:32 p.m .: The transfer from Dayot Upamecano to FC Bayern is now officially fixed. That confirmed sports director Hasan Salihamidzic bild.de: “We had very good, intensive and professional discussions with Dayot and his advisor Volker Struth for many months. We knew we had very tough competition. Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities are already extraordinarily developed. I was always convinced that we came up with a good concept. We presented him with our vision of his career at FC Bayern. During the past week in Doha, I spoke to everyone involved again. At the end of a long process, the players, family and management were convinced that FC Bayern was the right partner, ”the sports director told the newspaper. The player receives a five-year contract in Munich, as Salihamidzic also confirmed.
Transfer hammer! Bayern apparently grabbed Upamecano
First report from February 12, 2021
Munich – The tug-of-war over Dayot Upamecano seems to be over. Like the serious French medium RMC Sport reported, the central defender should be for the FC Bayern Munich have decided. The 22-year-old defense chief is said to have had several offers – including from Chelsea. Sports director Hasan Salihamidzic recently confirmed interest in the RB star. The transfer fee should, according to information from Sport 1 at a whopping 42.5 million euros – the RB player’s written release clause.
Transfer hammer! FC Bayern apparently grabs Upamecano – million dollar transfer
According to media reports, FC Bayern Munich is said to have given the “go” for the transfer Upamecanos back in December. The player’s advisor had also commented on his protégé’s intention to change in January: “Nothing has been finally decided yet. The likelihood that he will change in the summer is very high. He decided for himself that he wanted to take the next step, ”said consultant Volker Struth in a double pass a few weeks ago.
FC Bayern: Upamecano has apparently made a decision – RB star before moving to Munich
FC Bayern should have found the replacement for David Alaba. The Austrian is unlikely to extend his contract with Bayern. Most recently, Alaba was associated with English clubs. Jerome Boateng’s future is also still uncertain. The defense is Bayern’s weak point this season, they haven’t conceded so many goals for a long time. Most recently, the team had stabilized again, also thanks to changes by head coach Hansi Flick. From next season, Upamecano could bring even more security on the defensive.