FILE - In this file photo taken on January 30, 2021 Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano looks on ahead of the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Leipzig. Upamecano will play for Bayern Munich next season, the sporting director of the Bavarian club Hasan Salihamidzic announced. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP
FILE - In this file photo taken on January 30, 2021 Leipzig's French defender Dayot Upamecano looks on ahead of the German first division Bundesliga football match against Bayer 04 Leverkusen in Leipzig. Upamecano will play for Bayern Munich next season, the sporting director of the Bavarian club Hasan Salihamidzic announced. Photo: Ronny Hartmann/AFP

Bayern sign Leipzig defender and long-time Man United target Dayot Upamecano

By Reuters Time of article published Feb 14, 2021

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MUNICH – Bayern Munich have signed defender Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig with the French centre back set to join the European champions in July before the 2021-22 season, the Bundesliga club said on Sunday.

Upamecano, 22, agreed to sign a five-year contract that will keep him at Bayern until 2026.

Financial details of the transfer were not provided but German media reported Bayern had triggered his release clause which is worth around 42.5 million euros ($51.50 million).

"We're happy that we've been able to sign Dayot Upamecano for Bayern Munich. We're convinced that Dayot will be a very important member of our team in the coming years," Bayern's board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic said in a statement.

Upamecano had been linked with a move to Premier League clubs Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

Upamecano will spend the rest of the season with Leipzig who are second in the Bundesliga, four points behind Bayern who have a game in hand.

Reuters

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