Man Utd target Upamecano for defensive recruitment

    Manchester United will make Dayot Upamecano’s transfer from RB Leipzig their top priority as soon as they complete the signing of Donny van de Beek

    In-demand Ajax midfielder, Donny van de Beek, is on the verge of completing his £40million move to Old Trafford after all the parties found an agreement.

    The 23-year-old Dutchman will, therefore, become Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first major signing this summer.

    But, the Norwegian manager is desperate to assemble the squad able to compete for the Premier League title next season and is looking to reinforce his backline too.

    Victor Lindelof and Phil Jones have both struggled with form and fitness the last term, failing to prove they are reliable long-term options.

    Meanwhile, Harry Maguire’s recent legal problems in Greece raised concerns about his mental ability to perform at the highest level anytime soon.

    According to the Sports Mole, Solskjaer has identified Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig as a perfect solution for Manchester United’s growing defensive concerns.

    Upamecano has only recently committed to fresh terms at the Red Bull Arena, silencing the rumors linking him with a move to Arsenal.

    But, the French defender’s new contract in the Bundesliga reportedly contains a release clause that stands at £37.5million.

    Despite being just 21 years of age, the towering centre-back already has the vast senior experience, having racked up over 110 competitive appearances for Leipzig.

    Upamecano was one of Julian Nagelsmann’s key figures in Die Rotten Bullen’s stunning Champions League campaign that ended in the semi-finals.

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