Manchester United serious about landing long term Arsenal target

ESPN is claiming that Manchester United is looking to sign long-term Arsenal target, Dayot Upamecano this summer.

The Frenchman has emerged as one of the best young defenders in Europe this year with his performances for RB Leipzig.

He helped the Germans reach the semifinal of the Champions League this season, against all the odds.

His teams progress to that stage of the competition gave his suitors the chance to see his immense talent and Manchester United want to sign him now.

The Red Devils splashed a record fee to land Harry Maguire from Leicester City last summer, but they have not been convinced by his partners.

The report claims that they believe Upamecano will become the perfect defence partner for the England international.

Arsenal has been busy in this transfer window. They targeted the defender last summer but were unable to get Leipzig to sell him.

The Frenchman originally had just a season left on his contract at the German side, however, he has since managed to get an extension until 2023, but it has a release clause that can be triggered to sign him.

Arsenal is close to signing Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille and if that deal goes through, they will probably abandon their pursuit of Upamecano for now.

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18 Comments

  1. Thomo says:

    I’m sure I will stay at Leipzig as they are challenging bayern for the Bundesliga and just appeared in the semi final of the champions league, Leipzig are a better team than United and I think it would be a step backward to go there

    1. Yambo says:

      Yeah, sure. He would jump at a chance to join Utd

  2. Eddie says:

    Ceballos back to Arsenal!!!
    One down, two to go!
    Aouar and Partey

    1. Declan says:

      Source?

      1. Eddie says:

        My Source: “Trust me dude”😏😂😂..

        Lol, I knew he was coming back, the journalist i mentioned used to report from the Emirates stadium that i follow. He revealed it last week that Ceballos told his friends and family last week that he wants to come back to London, he’s happy here.
        Today it got confirmed by Fabrizio that he’s coming back, though Fabrizio isn’t the real journalist to break the news.

    2. Sue says:

      Yessssss!!! Get in there, Eddie 👍 Very happy with that…. the estrella/paella man is coming back 🙂

      1. Sue says:

        Good old Fabrizio!!

      2. Eddie says:

        Sue, I bet you’re happy. Lol.. The fee in the option to buy could be getting to €40M.
        Though I need to confirm that fee first, I’m not totally sure on that part.
        Now if we can move out the players we want to and get in some cash, we’ll be getting Party and Aouar too.
        Like I said, those three are Arteta’s targets, we need to make money from sales though

        1. Eddie says:

          Scratch that, there’s no option to buy.. I repeat there’s no option to buy in his loan. Just a loan

          1. Phenom says:

            Next stop, Partey.

        2. Sue says:

          Very happy, Eddie 😊 I’d like to buy him, but a loan is better than nothing at all…
          At last, things are beginning to happen! This window could be one of our best yet 😉

    3. Uzi Ozil says:

      Yes. Ceballos is coming back. I hear its another loan deal but it doesn’t include option to buy. He is welcome back. Get in here Ceballos and win yourself another medal while you are here..

      1. Sue says:

        🤩👍

  3. katongole paul says:

    He should be signed Asap.

  4. Gabriel says:

    Good news then

  5. ken1945 says:

    Not yet conformed I am afraid to say, but a strong rumour nontheless – waiting for the official confirmation by the club.

    1. Eddie says:

      Not a rumor Ken, Arteta always wanted three midfielders this summer, his top choice remains Party and Aouar, and getting Ceballos back on loan

  6. ozziegunner says:

    Back on subject, if Upamercano ends up at Manchester United, I am not too worried, because Arsenal would not compete with United given the Leipzig transfer fee and his wages.
    I am happy with the CB’s Arsenal has with Saliba, Mari, Mustafi and Gabriel, when he arrives. Also Holding on loan to Newcastle United under Steve Bruce is a good move, for him to prove his value either to return to Arsenal or on sale.

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