Dayot Upamecano has been a vital player in the backline of Bundesliga giant RB Leipzig.
German Bundesliga is popular in the transfer market of 2020. Many of the young talents from Bundesliga are appearing in the summer window with an attractive range of prices. RB Leipzig has already added the star striker Timo Werner to the market and West London giants Chelsea are on it.
The latest update from the market added the name of 21-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano from the same Leipzig. Now, the interested party is Gunners from North London. The deal is yet to talk officially and Arsenal is at the starting point of the proposal.
Upamecano arrived Leipzig in the January transfer window of 2017. He developed into a first-choice defender in Bundesliga. From 2017 the teenager displayed high potential in Red Bull Arena. Also, the presence of Upamecano in the backline added more strength to the defense department of Leipzig.
Leipzig campaign of Upamecano
The player is a typical center-back and fits in the role of a deep defensive midfielder. In the tender age of twenties, the defender appeared in 108 games for Leipzig altogether. Also, the profile contains only 22 bookings. This is an absolute example of the professional quality of the player. Starting in 25 games out of 30 will define how important is the player for te the team.
Although, his contract with Leipzig expire in 2021 and the club is interested to extend the contract. But, they are not ready to wait till next summer and asked the player to make a decision. According to the statement of Leipzig sporting director Oliver Mintzlaff, the player will face a transfer window this season if he denies signing a contract extension with the club. (Goal)
What Arsenal expect?
Leipzig is aiming to secure the player for the future of the club. Upamecano is getting attention from the elite sides of Europe. And, Leipzig is well aware of the business behind the defender. If the team allows one more season without any contract extension, the player will take a formal exit which will not benefit the team. Meanwhile, Arsenal has shown its interest in the player.
Above all, Mikel Arteta needs more defensive options in the formation and a talent like Upamecano can survive a long time in North London. Also, Arteta wants to make a good investment in the defensive department of Arsenal through the player. 40£ is the market price of Upamecano as per Transfermarkt.
Meanwhile, Arsenal is running short of enough finance along with the current blow of the football market. They should be very aware of each move. But, the Upamecano proposal seems to be a guaranteed one. Also, the contenders for the star are inactive at the moment. Along with Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester teams are also taking on the defender.
Even though, the player is yet to respond to the rumors. But, Leipzig management has decided something. They are strictly following the market fluctuations and want to act according to the situation. Signing an extension contract in the current scenario won’t cost that much for the club. After one year, the situation may not be the same. Also, sealing the player at the earliest minute is the concern of the club. But, if they get an exceptional offer they won’t stand in front of the player’s way.