Dayot Upamecano has admitted that he spoke to other teams about joining them before he decided to sign a new deal with RB Leipzig.
The young Frenchman is one of the best young defenders in the world at the moment and he is also a long-term target for Arsenal (The Sun).
The Gunners tried to sign him in the summer of 2019 but they failed in their bid to get that deal over the line.
They remain one of his suitors and they may have been one of the teams who spoke to him about joining them.
‘I’ve been in Leipzig for more than three years, I feel good. I’ve been in demand, I talked to some clubs, it’s true, but I’m not in a hurry,’ he said, as reported by MEN.
‘We’ll see what happens in the future.
‘I extended my contract with Leipzig because I feel good with my team-mates. My coach is giving me confidence. He’s learning as well, but he gives me confidence and it improves my level.’
He has now signed a new deal until 2023, but the contract has a release clause that can be activated from the end of next season.
Arsenal has made a number of defensive acquisitions recently, but should they need to strengthen their team again in the next transfer window, they might return for the impressive Frenchman.
Gotta say this article is stretching the “just Arsenal” moniker…
Because we have 8 CB’s now, and there’s a 0% chance we even contemplating purchasing another one? Perhaps….
I’ve been busy all day, just came online and saw some rumours about Arsenal pulling out of the Partey deal because they can’t afford it. Ignore those rumors, I repeat Ignore those rumors..
I shouldn’t have to be the one to tell you or remind you that we’re yet to spend anything this summer at all.
If you believe those rumors, then you’re saying you believe the club only gave Arteta 30M in his first transfer window to biy Gabriel.
Also I shouldn’t have to be the one to start reminding you that Said Ornstein still Insisted and reported last night that Aouar is our target and Partey remains top priority for this summer.
This is why I ignore a lot of websites and stiff they report.
A lot of false information just for click bait
Give this Upermenco rumour a rest JA. We are home and dry at cb, in fact it’s a headache for the coach already with 8cb. No more defense signings
Unless we get UCL stop talking about this kid.
Who cares whether a supposed target of ours has spoken to other clubs, I’d be surprised if he hasn’t. Why is this even on here, hardly Arsenal news is it.