RB Leipzig hopeful Dayot Upamecano will stay

RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche believes 21-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano will remain at the Bundesliga club this summer due to the financial impact the coronavirus has caused.

“Such a fee is rather unlikely, at least this summer,” Krösche told Kicker.

Upamecano has a €60 million release clause and has garnered interest from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.

The Frenchman’s contract with the Bundesliga club expires in 2021 and Krösche hopes that Upamecano considers his future with RB Leipzig.

“This is a far-reaching decision for a player. He should take his time. I’m no friend of building up pressure. He has to find out exactly what he intends to do and how he sees his future. Maybe this has changed a bit for him due to this new situation.”


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