Dayot Upamecano has poured cold water on rumours that he could be set for a move to Manchester United and insists he remains fully ‘focused’ on playing for Leipzig for the time being.
United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in a central defender with pace to make up for Harry Maguire’s lack of mobility and has reportedly identified Upamecano as his priority target in this position.
The 21-year-old is regarded as one of the finest young centre-backs in European football and his performances in last season’s Champions League, most notably his outstanding display against Atletico Madrid, made clubs across the continent sit up and take notice.
Leipzig defender Upamecano discussed his future on Telefoot And despite Upamecano putting pen to paper on a three-year extension at Leipzig in July, the Frenchman’s camp were given permission to talk to rival teams over a possible departure from the Bundesliga outfit. (Metro)