Man Utd and Chelsea blow as Bayern Munich CONFIRM Dayot Upacamecno transfer from RB Leipzig on five-year deal
BAYERN MUNICH have confirmed the signing of Dayot Upamecano on a five-year deal.
The in-demand defender will join the German giants in the summer from RB Leipzig.
The Frenchman had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League at the end of the season.
Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal were set to battle it out for his signature.
But Bayern Munich have confirmed that the 22-year-old will be joining them in July.
A statement from the club read: "Dayot Upamecano will move to FC Bayern Munich from 1 July 2021.
"The defender and the German champions have agreed the terms of a five-year deal until 30 June 2026."
Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: "We’re happy that we’ve been able to sign Dayot Upamecano for FC Bayern Munich.
"We’re convinced that Dayot will be a very important member of our team in the coming years."
Upamecano made his decision as Bayern became just the second team to win the Sextuple following Thursday’s Club World Cup triumph.
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He will head to the Allianz Arena as a direct replacement for David Alaba, who is leaving the German champions on a free transfer.
Salihamidzic confirmed the deal earlier this week as he said: "I can [confirm reports we’ve won the race], and we are very happy about it.
“We had very good, intensive and professional discussions with Dayot and his advisor for many months. We knew we had strong competition.
“Upamecano is a young player whose qualities have already developed extraordinarily. I was always convinced we had presented a good concept.
“We presented him with our vision of his career at Bayern.
"During the past week I had further talks with everyone involved.
“At the end of a long process, the player, family and management were convinced that Bayern was the right club.
“Upamecano will play for Bayern for the next five years.”
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