According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Man City and Real Madrid would appear ‘most likely‘ to challenge Bayern Munich for £52 million colossus Dayot Upamecano in the summer – with current outfit RB Leipzig fearing he will force a move one way or the other.
As detailed in a recent piece by Bild, club chiefs are fearful of losing the defender for less money than they want to sell him for – with the current climate potentially dictating that front-runners Bayern trigger his current £52 million release clause and take the 21-year-old regardless of Leipzig’s wishes.
Even though hierarchies would reportedly detest this scenario, Upamecano could also stall on a new contract and leave the club for free in the final year of his current deal – with the Bundesliga club now in a precarious position in regards to profiting from the youngster.
Should City challenge Bayern for Upamecano?
Do it, perfect defender
No, look elsewhere
Mirror journalist Alex Richards, who has relayed Bayern are in pole position to snap up the Frenchman, has also claimed that both City and Real would appear the ‘most likely‘ candidates who may be able to usurp the German giants for his signature – with manager Pep Guardiola looking for the ‘ideal partner‘ to Aymeric Laporte.
Likened to legendary former France defender Marcel Desailly in the past, Upamecano potentially holds bags of potential – leaving little wonder why many top clubs are apparently contemplating a swoop for the centre-back.
Taking into account our worries in defence this season, triggering the player’s £52 million release clause may seem like a small price to pay when taking into account Upamecano’s age and reputation.