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Report: Barcelona eye RB Leipzig centre-back

By Bulinews Team

FC Barcelona are reportedly keeping an eye on RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.

Dayot Upamecano (right).
Dayot Upamecano (right).Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0
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.

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.

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