Rumoured Tottenham defensive target signs new contract with club

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Dayot Upamecano
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RB Leipzig have confirmed that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Dayot Upamecano has agreed to a contract extension with the German club.

With Jan Vertonghen leaving North London this summer and Juan Foyth’s future looking to be up in the air, Tottenham could do with reinforcements in central defence (talkSPORT).

Upamecano has been one of the names who was reported to be on the North Londoners’ radar ahead of next season, with reports suggesting that Jose Mourinho was a big fan of the 21-year-old (Don Balon).

However, Spurs were rumoured to be facing some heavy competition for the Frenchman’s signature this summer with the likes of Manchester United (Express) and Bayern Munich (Soccer Link) also said to be keen on landing him.

The defender’s agent, Volker Struth, previously suggested that Upamecano could stay put at the Red Bull Arena, due to the depressed market as a result of the coronavirus pandemic (Sport 1 via Football.London).

Leipzig have now revealed that the centre-back, whose contract was set to run out next summer, has now extended his stay until 2023.

Bild claims that Upamecano’s new deal has a release clause of around €50 million (£45m).

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Our chances of landing Upamecano was always pretty slim given his rumoured price as well as the number of clubs who were after him. However, a two-year extension certainly does not suggest that he is ready to commit his future to Leipzig. The Bundesliga club will probably cash-in on Upamecano next summer and the contract extension will ensure they get decent compensation when the defender moves on.

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