Bayern Munich confirm Dayot Upamecano signing

Bayern Munich have confirmed the signing of RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

The 22-year-old, who was linked with Manchester United and Liverpool, will officially join Bayern on July 1 and has signed a five-year contract.

Bayern Munich director Hasan Salihamidzic said: “We’re happy that we’ve been able to sign Dayot Upamecano. We’re convinced that Dayot will be a very important member of our team in the coming years.”

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Upamecano reportedly had a release clause worth €42.5 million ($51m) and will bolster the Bayern backline with the Bundesliga club likely to lose defender David Alaba this summer after he rejected Bayern’s offer of a new five-year deal.

“Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities have already developed extraordinarily,” Salihamidzic said.

“I was always convinced that we had presented a good concept. We presented him with our vision of his career at Bayern. During the past week in Doha I had further talks with everyone involved. At the end of a long process, the players, family and management were convinced that FC Bayern was the right club.”

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