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Manchester United ready to activate RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano £38m release clause for next summer.



Dayot Upemecano in action do Red Bull Salzburg

Manchester United are ready to make a move for Red Bull Leipzig defender ahead of next summer transfer window.

Manchester United are set to activate the £38m release clause of Red Bull Salzburg defender Dayot Upemacano as Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to bolster his backline for next summer.

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The 24-year-old had previously been a target for United before joining Valenciennes to Red Bull Leipzig aged 16 for £2million in 2015.

Upemecano recently renewed his contract till 2023 with Bundesliga club RB Leipzig that saw his release clause lowered from £45m to £38m.


Dayot Upemecano in action for Red Bull Salzburg

Dayot Upemecano recently signed a new contract till 2023 that saw his release clause lowered to £38m (GettyImages).


According to reports his new release clause is set to be active in the 2021 summer transfer window, which will attract several top clubs interested in the French International.


Coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will have an opportunity to watch Upemacano play as United takes on Red Bull Leipzig in Wednesday UEFA Champions League encounter.

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Solskjaer had denied claims of interest in signing the defender stating he did so out of respect for RB Salzburg.

Solskjaer said: “I’ve always tried to respect that they are players for other teams and don’t want to comment on every player that
we are linked to, but since he’s playing against us tomorrow I know he’s a very good player so we can see him close up.”


United currently have six Center backs in their first team, lacking defensive stability, with £80m rated Harry Maguire leading the pack while  Victor Lindelof was dropped to the bench following united 6-1 loss to Spurs.

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All failling to leave up to expectations With Eric Bailey out with injury for the next one month and Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo have chance of a long-term future at the club.