On February 14, Bayern Munich achieved a very big blow by recruiting Dayot Upamecano (22), one of the most popular central defenders in the transfer market. “Dayot Upamecano (22, RB Leipzig) will play for FC Bayern Munich from July 1, 2021. The defender and the Rekordmeister have agreed on a five-year cooperation until June 30, 2026”, then indicated the press release of the Bavarian club.
For this operation, Bayern had to write a check for € 42.5 million to RB Leipzig, an amount corresponding to the release clause of the native of Evreux. In view of the current market prices, the age, the room for improvement but above all the qualities of the French international (3 selections, 1 goal), this sum still seems honorable. Its market value is estimated at 60 M € by the specialized site. Transfermarkt, while his contract with the RBL ran until June 2023.
Upamecano to reunite with Nagelsmann at Bayern
Since the formalization of his signature at the German giant, Dayot Upamecano had not yet spoken on this subject. It is now done, while the 2020-2021 season is over with Leipzig and he is preparing to play the quarter-finals of the Euro Espoirs with the Bleuets this Monday (6 p.m., against the Netherlands in Budapest, to be followed live with commentary on Foot 24hfootnews). “If I signed early for Bayern, it was to be fully focused on the end of the season with Leipzig and now the Espoirs”, he first launched during an interview with the Parisian this Sunday, before revealing the reasons that motivated him to sign in Bavaria.
“I spoke with other clubs but as soon as I exchanged with Bayern, it made me tilt! I knew immediately that I was going to sign there. It’s a very family club, with a good philosophy, hungry to win every game and I think that’s what attracted me the most. I know that I am an important part for the future in the biggest club in the world. “ Dayot Upamecano, who gave in to the Bayern sirens, will also find his former coach Julian Nagelsmann on the side of the Allianz Arena. Something that necessarily delights the French.
“When I signed for Bayern, I had no idea at all that he would sign there. It makes me happy to be able to work with him again. Nagelsmann is a very good coach, who made me progress a lot. He is a very intelligent coach, very tactically very strong. “ Bayern Munich supporters are now waiting to see their new defender at work, he who will notably compensate for the departure of Jérôme Boateng or David Alaba.