REPORT: Highly-Rated Defender Dayot Upamecano Too Expensive For Bayern Munich

The future of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano could be settled in January, according to Christian Falk. The 22-year old continues to attract plenty of potential suitors but he could be too expensive for the Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich.

Dayot Upamecano ‘Too Expensive’ for Bayern

Premier League Interest

Premier League sides Manchester United and Liverpool have held a long-term interest in the French defender, but with an injury crisis on Merseyside, it is speculated that Jurgen Klopp may make an earlier move for Upamecano than expected.

Key defenders in Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez are said to be out for up to a year with injuries. The England international was the latest casualty for the defending champions as he sustained a ruptured patella tendon on international duty while van Dijk is out with damaged knee ligaments.

Manchester United were heavily linked with the highly-rated defender all summer and are said to be still in talks with the German club over the signature of Upamecano, according to Jan Aage Fjortoft who spoke on the ‘here we go’ podcast.

With a struggling start to the season, Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s defence has come under some criticism with the likes of Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly not proving to be ideal partners for captain Harry Maguire.

Potential Stay in Germany for Upamecano?

The 22-year old defender’s release clause is said to be €45 million and is currently too expensive for Bayern Munich, according to Falk. This comes after former Bayern legend Lothar Matthaus called on the club to snap up the Frenchman for defensive reinforcements. The Bundesliga champions look to manage the uncertain futures of Jerome Boateng and David Alaba.

Linked With a Move to Spain

Real Madrid have their own issues in defence and one of the hottest properties in football is on their radar too, according to Don Balon. The Galactico’s hierarchy sees the 22-year old as the perfect long-term successor to Sergio Ramos.

The Frenchman is one of the most sought after players, especially for €45 million, and is certainly one to watch as the giants of football all fight for his signature.

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