Date published: Tuesday 1st September 2020 9:01
RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has admitted he is in discussions with other clubs over a summer move.
The 21-year-old recently earned his first France call-up for the Nations League matches against Sweden and Croatia.
The centre-back was particularly impressive as Leipzig reached the Champions League semi-finals last season.
But he appeared to take himself off the market after signing a new contract until 2023 in late July.
That has not stopped the rumour mill, however, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to add the talented defender to his squad.
The Red Devils chief is a big fan of Upamecano, but reports suggest he still has to convince the club’s board over a deal.
Speaking ahead of France’s match against Sweden on Saturday, Upamecano has revealed that his recent extension with the Bundesliga outfit did not preclude him from discussing his future with other teams.
Upamecano reveals secret of his success
Upamecano has made a rapid rise since joining Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg in 2017.
And he revealed recently why has been able to make such a big impression s early in his career.
“The secret of my success? Keep my feet on the ground, no pressure, and my determination,” the defender said. “I’ve had this determination since I was a kid. I want to keep working hard to reach the highest level possible.”
Solskjaer will be hoping that work ethic will transfer to Old Trafford, if he can convince the powers that be that a move for Upamecano will be a profitable one.
The Leipzig star will cost United £53.7m if they make a move now, or just £37.4m next summer. That is the dilemma facing the club’s decision-makers.