Reputed Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has revealed that RB Leipzig will part ways with Dayot Upamecano during next summer’s transfer window.
The France international entered the final year of his contract last summer, but there were not any clubs willing to meet the £54m release clause on his contract amid the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
After extended negotiations, the centre-back agreed to renew his deal for another two years, but retained a much lower release clause, which would become active at the end of the 2020/21 season.
Romano has now revealed that Leipzig have no desire to sanction the sale of Upamecano this month. He added that the player is expected leave the club next summer with a release clause worth £38m on his contract.
Upamecano has been with Leipzig since January 2017 when he made the move from sister club Red Bull Salzburg. He has accumulated 134 appearances across all competitions to date.
The 22-year-old is on the radar of numerous high-profile European clubs and of late, Premier League side Chelsea have joined the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the player’s pursuit.
A move to Bayern could suit the central defender, given he is already accustomed to the German top-flight, but he could also be tempted to test himself in a new league from next season and beyond.
Stats from Transfermarkt.com
- Max Meyer could be set for Bundesliga comeback
- Three talking points from Matchday 16 of the Bundesliga
- RB Leipzig’s transfer stance on Sabitzer and Upamecano revealed
- Schalke 04 open talks with Ajax over return of club legend Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
- Three talking points after Bayern Munich’s shock exit from the DFB-Pokal