Man Utd unlikely to sign 22-year-old defender valued at £37.3m

By | February 11, 2021

Manchester United are reportedly unlikely to attempt to secure services of RB Leipzig central centre-back Dayot Upamecano during the upcoming summer transfer window.

A €42m (£37.3m) release clause in French centre-back’s deal can be activated at the end of the 2020-21 season, and a host of teams are believed to be in the hunt for the 22-year-old defender.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with the French midfielder amid rumours that head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be handed funds to bring a new defender to the club this summer.

However, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Red Devils are unlikely to pursue the Frenchman in the upcoming window.

Romano suggests that Upamecano is ‘appreciated’ by the Red Devils, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side ‘have never been in advanced talks’ to bring him to Old Trafford.

Bayern Munich are believed to be the favourites for the ex-Valenciennes starlet, although Liverpool and Chelsea have also been credited with an interest.

Real Madrid defensive pair Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos have been also rumoured with a switch to Old Trafford due to their contract situation at Santiago Bernabeu.