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Major blow to Premier League trio as Bayern announce Upamecano deal


Bayern Munich have announced the signing of top Premier League centre-back target Dayot Upamecano up from RB Leipzig on a five-year deal.

The Bundesliga champions have won the race to sign Upamecano ahead of the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.

The defender has put pen-to-paper on a pre-contract agreement with Bayern. The deal will see him move to the Allianz Arena this summer.

The 22-year-old was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League. But the opportunity to continue his development in Germany with serial-winners Bayern has proved too tempting for Upamecano.

Bayern have confirmed the signing in an official statement on their website, which reads: “Dayot Upamecano (22, RB Leipzig) will play for FC Bayern Munich from July 1, 2021.

“The defensive player and the German record champions agreed on a five-year collaboration until June 30, 2026.”

Bayern building for the future

The club’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “We are happy that we were able to win Dayot Upamecano for FC Bayern Munich.

“Dayot will be a very important component for our team in the coming years, we are convinced of that.”

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