Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano. The European champions have fought off interest from a number of clubs across Europe for the highly-rated Frenchman, who will join the club on 1 July 2021.
Bayern Munich Confirm Dayot Upamecano Signing
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RB Leipzig Defender to Join at The End of The Season
Upamecano rose to prominence on the European scene during RB Leipzig’s barnstorming run to last season’s Champions League semi-finals. A series of impressive performances in the competition sparked a race for the 22-year-old’s signature from a series of clubs in the Premier League and beyond.
In truth, however, Bundesliga leaders Bayern will have known about Upamecano’s talents since long before then, and have moved early and successfully in order to get their man.
The defender has been a prominent figure in German football for some time, making his Bundesliga debut in the 2015/16 season for former club Red Bull Salzburg. Upamecano has since gone on to make 139 appearances for current employers Leipzig and has established himself as a centre-back who can also play at right-back and in midfield.
Upamecano Has Agreed Five-Year Bayern Munich Deal
Upon announcing his signing, Bayern Munich confirmed that Upamecano has agreed terms on a five-year contract until June 2026. Hasan Salihamidžić, the club’s sporting director, has welcomed the defender to his new club by asserting the importance Upamecano will play in a side that has won each of the last six trophies available to it.
Salihamidžić said: “We’re happy that we’ve been able to sign Dayot Upamecano for FC Bayern München. We’re convinced that Dayot will be a very important member of our team in the coming years.
Upamecano will continue to represent RB Leipzig until the end of the season. Julien Nagelsmann’s side are second in the Bundesliga and are through to the knockout stages of the Champions League.