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 giantsManchester 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
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."