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Man United missed out on Upamecano

Wed 17 February 2021 | 19:49

The RB Leipzig center-back Dayot Upamecano will join Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

The 22-year-old had been close to signing for Premier League giants

Manchester United

for just £1.9m in 2015.

The Frenchman’s £38m release clause will be activated at the end of the current campaign and he was a target for a number of Premier League sides, including

Manchester United

,

Liverpool

, and

Chelsea

.

However,

Bayern Munich

won the race for in-demand defender’s signature.

United had the chance to buy the center-back for less than £2m six years ago.

"An intermediary met with us, but there was a difference between the project she presented us and what was actually going to happen,”

Upamecano's advisor, Thierry Martinez, told So Foot

.

"A flat was promised, but that changed to a host family with only six return trips for his parents.

"When you uproot a player at such a young age, that isn’t enough. I wanted Dayot to have a stable emotional balance off the pitch."


source: SportMob