Dayot Upamecano was told to either sign another contract with RB Leipzig or be sold for this present year.
Since joining Leipzig from Salzburg in 2017, the inside back has developed into one of Europe’s generally looked for after defenders.
The 21-year-old has reliably intrigued at the heart of the guard, however, his structure has tailed off since the restart of the Bundesliga season and he was sent off last Saturday in the 1-1 draw with Paderborn.
Upamecano, whose contract runs until June 2021, is said to have a €60million release clause which lapses at the finish of this current month. Oliver Mintzlaff, Leipzig ‘s wearing director, made it clear that the club can not consider allowing the player to leave for a free transfer in 2021.
“Upa is a critical player for us in this position and one of the most looked for after talents in Europe. We can guarantee a certain something: we have an awesome agreement with him and his agent that we won’t let him go for free. We can’t do that as a club. There are two decisions, in this manner: expand or adjust. I am totally certain that we will know fairly rapidly in which heading we are going,” Mintzlaff told Bild.
Arsenal had a proposal of €60 m for Upamecano turned down before the start of the season according to Bild.
Manchester United and Real Madrid were also connected to the player, who began his career with Valenciennes and spent a season in Austria with Liefering before transferring to Salzburg.