Report: Spurs’ given boost in chase for Upamecano after RB Leipzig director’s statement

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Tottenham have just been handed a huge boost in their rumoured chase of RB Leipzig star, Dayot Upamecano with the Bundesliga club’s director denying that the centre-back has been handed a new contract.

Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan of Upamecano and wants to bring the centre-back to North London this summer (Don Balon).

However, reports indicate that there are plenty of clubs vying for the 21-year-old’s signature including Tottenham’s North London rivals Arsenal (Daily Star), Manchester United (Express), and Bayern Munich, who are said to be the defender’s prefered destination (Soccer Link in France).

It seemed as if Spurs’ chances of landing the centre-back were over after Sky Sports in Germany revealed that the 21-year-old was close to putting pen to paper on a new deal with Leipzig.

However, Leipzig’s managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff, has denied the speculation and hinted that the club might be forced to sell players like the Frenchman who are nearing the end of their contracts.

Speaking to Sport1 (as relayed by Football.London), Mintzlaff said: “In the Covid 19 crisis, we currently have other issues than concerns about contracts.

“We always act sustainably. We know the terms of the contracts of our players, and I know them very well – especially that of our top performers.

“For us, it is a no-go that top performers leave for free. That was the case with Timo Werner and will also be with Dayot Upamecano.

“I have the economic stability of the club in mind.”

Spurs Web Opinion

This is a huge development as it sounds as if Leipzig are preparing to sell Upamecano this summer. It is likely that we wouldn’t have to break the bank to sign him as he only has a year left on his current deal with the Bundesliga side. However, the only problem is that we will have to beat a considerable amount of competition to land the Frenchman.

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