Report: Spurs would have to splash out £52.5m to land defender

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Dayot Upamecano
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Tottenham Hotspur could be in the market for a central defender this summer with Jan Vetonghen entering the final months of his contract.

One player who is said to be on Tottenham’s radar is RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano.  

The central defender is reportedly on the radar of Premier League clubs including Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham after the impressive season he has had at the Red Bull Arena (France Football).

Don Balon (via TEAMtalk) revealed last month that Jose Mourinho was keen on bringing the 21-year-old to North London.

However, Foot Mercato claimed last week that Upamecano would prefer to move to Bayern Munich this summer if the Bavarians wanted him.

L’Equipe have issued another update on the 21-year-old’s future and they suggest that Leipzig are willing to let the Upamecano leave this summer but only if his €60 million (£52.51 million) release clause is met.

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There is no chance that many clubs would be willing to pay that kind of money this summer for Upamecano. Even under normal circumstances, Bayern do not have a history of paying exorbitant transfer fees. It could mean that Upamecano stays put at Leipzig, which might open the door for us to return for his services in the subsequent transfer windows.

One would imagine that would be unlikely in the current financial climate when all clubs have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

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