Friday, May 24

Bayern sign Upamecano

Bayern Munich has signed the defender Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig. The French center-back expected to join the European champions in July before the 2021-22 season.

The 22-year-old Upamecano agreed to sign a five-year extension to keep him at Bayern until 2026. Financial details of the move were not given, but Bayern had activated his release clause, worth about EUR 42.5 million, published by German media.

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

With a move to Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea, Upamecano had been linked. Now he’s going to spend the rest of the season with Leipzig, second in the Bundesliga, four points ahead of Bayern, who have a game in hand.

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