Top performers will not leave for free’ – RB Leipzig hint at Upamecano sale

If terms can’t be agreed with the centre back, he’ll be permitted to move in the summer, with a fee of €60m mooted

RB Leipzig have indicated that they might be prepared to broker a price for promising centre back Dayot Upamecano over the course of the summer.
The 21-year-old has long been coveted by Bayern Munich, who after seeing him on many events are actually confident that he is going to be in a position to help the long term project of theirs.
Premier League side Arsenal, alongside both Manchester clubs, have also been credited with a concern in the player.
Although Leipzig had been likely to extend the offer of the Frenchman, who came up through the Valenciennes academy before moving to Liefering in Austria in 2015 and then the Bundesliga side a year later, they’ve today recommended that they might be prepared to offer twelve weeks before the present contract of his is actually up.
“In the Covid 19 crisis, we’ve other concerns greater compared to concerns about contracts,” managing director Oliver Mintzlaff told Sport1.
“We know the terms of our players’ contracts and I understand them really well – especially that of the best performers of ours.
“For us, it’s a no go that the best performers will be permitted to leave our club at no cost. That is the situation with Timo Werner and that can be the case with Dayot Upamecano. I’ve the economic balance of the club in mind.”
If Upamecano can’t agree terms with the club, then, it’s a very clear message that he’ll be offered the summer, with a fee of around €60m (£53m/$67m) likely to prise him out from Leipzig.
Meanwhile, the club aren’t expecting excellent incoming action in the summer sector, with Mintzlaff hinting that they’ll just change the players they allow leaving.

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“We have to promote before anything is bought by us. Though the desire is seen by me to promote just to a small degree. We’ve an excellent squad,” he stated before talking about the club’s strategy in case the season can’t finish as a result of the continuing coronavirus pandemic, that has seen 2 Koln players test positive for the virus during the last twenty four hours.
“If we cannot complete the season, we do not need to contend with new transfers at all. It would not fit into the huge economic loss that we have.”
Leipzig are now third in the Bundesliga standings, 5 points behind leaders Bayern.