Dayot Upamecano is a name which has generated a lot of headlines this week, with widespread reports that Bayern Munich and Manchester United will go toe to toe for the RB Leipzig defender this summer.
Rated as one of the brightest young centre backs in European football, Upamecano has a release clause of
"An intermediary met with us, but between the project she presented us and what was actually going to happen," said Martinez. "
"When you uproot a player at such a young age, that isn’t enough. I wanted Dayot to have a stable emotional balance off the pitch."
United would have paid a relative pittance for Upamecano had they signed him back in 2; now, they are looking at a potential world-record fee for a defender if they want to secure his services.
The Red Devils are known to be in want of a centre back, with Raphael Varane, Kalidou Koulibaly, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Maguire among a long list of others who have been linked.
Source : 90min