Liverpool And United Both Target Upamecano As Surprisingly Low Release Clause Is Revealed

Liverpool And United Both Target Upamecano As Surprisingly Low Release Clause Is Revealed

Liverpool and Manchester United are both eyeing a deal for RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano next summer, according to reports in the German media.

The 21-year-old signed a new contract with his current club back in July but a new release clause was inserted that means he can leave for €40m (£36m) at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Upamecano has been linked with a huge number of teams over the past year, with clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea having also taken a keen interest in the Frenchman’s development.

It does appear that the Reds will be in a market for a new centre-back soon. The Premier League champions did not replace Dejan Lovren and have gone into this campaign with just three senior centre-halves in Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Due to Matip’s injury problems and Gomez’s poor form, a new partner for van Dijk is likely being sought by the club’s recruitment team, and it seems Upamecano is one of the candidates.