Report: Barcelona eye RB Leipzig centre-back
FC Barcelona are reportedly keeping an eye on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.
RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano has been on Barcelona's radar for some time - and he is still among the club's transfer targets according to Mundo Deportivo.
|Dayot Upamecano (right).||Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
The Catalan giants are looking to reinforce their defense, and while Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax is seen as the preferred option, Upamecano is also a possibility, the Spanish media outlet reports.
Upamecano first caught the attention of Barcelona at the Under-17 World Cup in 2015, and the La Liga side have been keeping an eye on him ever since.
The 19-year-old - a French under-21 international - joined RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg for €10 million in January 2017. His contract runs until 2021.