The transfer from Dayot Upamecano to FC Bayern Munich is already done. Hasan Salihamidzic has now officially confirmed this.
He could confirm the completion of the transfer, “and we are very happy about that at Bayern,” said Salihamidzic in an interview that was held at 8.43 pm from image was published – almost a quarter of an hour after the start of the Friday game of RB Leipzig against FC Augsburg.
Upamecano sat on the bench for the first time this season. “Basically, he has an exit clause and we are not in the driver’s seat, that’s all I can say about it,” said RB sports director Markus Krösche at halftime DAZN-Microphone. Upamecano didn’t play from the start, “because we have a Champions League game next week, that has nothing to do with other things”.
FC Bayern Munich: Efforts to Upamecano since November
According to information from Goal and SPOX Bayern have been trying hard to get Upamecano since November, in addition to Salihamidzic, coach Hansi Flick was also involved in the talks and helped convince the player to move to the Isar.
The status of FC Bayern as currently the most successful team in Europe and the “French connection” in the team should have made the decision easier.
The decisive talks that led to Upamecano’s decision were held in Qatar.
FC Bayern Munich: Upamecano with a contract until 2026
The sports director said about the new signing: “Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities are already extraordinarily developed. I was always convinced that we had presented a good concept. We presented him with our vision of his career at Bayern.
The sporting board praised the new signing, which was courted by Chelsea and Liverpool, among others: “Upamecano is a young player, 22, whose qualities have already developed exceptionally. I was always convinced that we had a good concept. We have presented him with our vision of his career at FC Bayern. ”
As Salihamidzic further revealed, Upamecano will sign a contract until 2026.
With the central defender, Bayern are reacting to the upcoming departure from David Alaba, who will most likely leave the club in the summer, while Real Madrid are favorites. Niklas Süle’s contract runs until 2022, if you do not extend it with him, it could be given early.
The whereabouts of Jerome Boateng, whose contract is expiring, is still open.
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Bayern Munich Hasan Salihamidzic confirms signing Leipzigs central defender Dayot Upamecano