RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is the hottest pick from Bundesliga in the January transfer window.
Chelsea has reportedly ready with a transfer strategy for Bundesliga sensation Upamecano. The 22-year-old centre-back is one of the quality defensive options available in Europe under the age of 25. The Frenchmen is also comfortable as a full back who can expose in the right-wing.
As the January transfer window is open, major contenders of Europe including the top sides of the Premier League are targeting Upamecano.
According to the latest reports from Caughtoffside, Chelsea is the serious buyer of the player along with other major sides like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich. The defender joined the Bundesliga side in 2017 and he got a contract extension till 2023 in Leipzig.
As per the transfer market, a release clause of £40 m will come into effect by the end of the season in Germany. The player is valued above £50 m in the current market calculations. He has been phenomenal in the last few seasons for Leipzig in the defensive line. The season stat includes 21 appearances across different competitions and he is a starter for the German side.
Chelsea looking to add players in squad
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea has gone mad with the transfer window from last year. He has built a new team featuring talented youngsters available around the world. The signing of a forward line including Hakim Ziyech, Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner, and Kai Havertz is one of the major businesses that Roman Abramovic did.
Along with that, players like Chilwell, Mendy, Thiago Silva, and the list going on. The Blues had been crazy with the transfer window and they are still in search of options. After a bunch of recruits, Lampard has not found a better tactical formation and all he needs is time to settle down the talents.
Dayot Upamecano is the defensive option that Lampard would like to add to the comparatively older set of players in the backline. Upamecano can play alongside Thiago Silva, Rudiger, and Zouma and he will fit in the wide roles also.
Reports from Stamford Bridge says that Lampard is ready to take up the release clause and invest over £50 m to grab the defender. Chelsea’s season campaign is going well but not upto the expectations. They started well but lost momentum in between. Now, the focus is on the January window.
How easy is the deal for Blues?
The last year’s signing of another Leipzig star Timo Werner is a diplomatic advantage for the Blues in terms of winning the deal.
Teams like United, Arsenal, and Liverpool also looking for a young defensive option from the window. Especially Anfield has got problems in the backline. In such a situation, the financial dominance of Chelsea will come into play.
The talks from West London coming in favor of the deal and they have expressed the ability they pursue to go on with the deal. Now, the ball is in Germany and Leipzig will cross check the offers. Anyway, a shift in the play is the chance for the Frenchmen, and the Premier League should be the possible final destination.
The transfer window is heating up with multiple headlines and rumors and the fans are eager to watch the moves of teams on behalf of the pandemic crisis in terms of finance over the football world. Teams are also concerned with the revenue and expenditure as most of the sides are struggling with their income sources.