The Frenchman of RB Leipzig is available for transfer at cut prices but the Reds seems uninterested.
Liverpool currently have the strongest defensive field in the Premier League. With the world-class defenders in hand, the Premier League leaders have conceded just 6 goals this season.
According to the reports, it is claimed that RB Leipzig starlet Dayot Upamecano is available for the cut price of £53m but with the likes of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez on hand, Liverpool do not need to make a move for him anymore.
On Friday, the Reds announced that the Centre-back Joel Matip has signed a new contract with Liverpool. Although the club did not reveal the length of Matip’s new contract, however media reports said Matip will spend the next five years as Liverpool player. He proved his worth to Jurgen Klopp with a world-class 10-month spell.
When the Cameroon international picked up a knock against Sheffield United, fans were terrified which was a perfect representation of the defender’s importance to his side’s fortunes.
Matip joined Liverpool on a free transfer from FC Schalke 04 in the summer of 2016 and has since represented the Reds 107 times, scoring on five occasions.
The more appropriate way to portray Matip’s importance to Liverpool is by considering that the likes of Dayot Upamecano is available for the transfer at cut prices but the Reds aren’t interested.
Reports from football leaks 2018 revealed that the Frenchman contract includes a clause which reduces his £86m release clause by £17million per year and Upamecano is free to leave Leipzig next summer for just £53m.
The Croatian professional Dejan Lovren will leave Liverpool at the end of the season. While Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are the future of the club and of the club’s defence. The fact that the exciting young centre backs like Dayot Upamecano are unneeded is tangible proof of the work that Klopp has done at Anfield and on the players.
Upamecano is the powerful, authoritative and ball-playing defender having the potential to develop as one of the most impressive defenders in the game is unneeded at Anfield. Liverpool are no short of defenders or strong defenders and investing such an amount on bringing another wouldn’t be a smart move.