Manchester United reportedly scouting Arsenal’s Bundesliga target

Manchester United remains in competition with Arsenal over the transfer of RB Leipzig defender, Dayot Upamecano, according to The Athletic.

The Frenchman has emerged as one of the top defenders in Europe over the past few seasons and his fine performances for the Germans, who surprisingly reached the semifinal of the Champions League this season, has remained impressive.

He has just extended his contract with them for another three years, but that doesn’t mean he will not be sold as the new deal contains a fair release clause.

Arsenal tried to sign him in last summer’s transfer window, but the Germans were able to keep hold of him, however the Gunners have remained interested in signing him as their defence continues to struggle.

Mikel Arteta has signed a few defenders, but Upamecano is a defender that the Gunners will jump at the chance to sign if he ever became available.

They will, however, face competition from Manchester United with the report claiming that the Red Devils have continued to scout him as they look for a long-term partner to Harry Maguire.

Arsenal is on the verge of landing Gabriel from Lille and if they sign the Brazilian, they might drop their interest in Upamecano for this summer, at least.

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4 Comments

  1. Kstix says:

    All of this makes me hate utd the more as they seem to depend on Arsenal scouts for their acquisitions these days. Would they be looking at Gabriel or upamecano if Arsenal were not trying to get those players.? Arsenal shares part blame in this because they drag their foot when it comes to transfers. They don’t get things done quickly enough. Imagine if we had signed Gabriel within two days of when we were linked with him. I fear the same would happen with Partey and we would some how end up blowing that deal again. I thought we had 100m pounds to spend minus intended sales. What’s the hold up? I just can’t believe this football club.

  2. ozziegunner says:

    Kstix, in all honesty “Blind Freddie” knew about Upamencano, so Man U aren’t using Arsenal’s scouting.
    In my view CB’s like Upermecano and Koulibaly are priced too high for Arsenal, given the need to address the midfield as well.
    If Arsenal sign Saliba and Gabriel over the last 2 windows, that is good business.

  3. gunnerforlife says:

    He will anyway be too expensive for Arsenal. If Gabriel signs for us, and with Saliba, Louis, Mari and Mustafi and Holding/Chambers, we have enough personnel in our defence, so no fan need lose sleep over not signing this defender.

  4. RSH says:

    we are about to get our 2nd young defender, so Upamecano interest is over. If United get him it’ll be a good move them, seems like hes gunna be a great player. But Gabriel and Saliba also have high potential so im not gunna cry about where he goes when we’ve got our own talent

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