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RB Leipzig CEO 'assumes' that Dayot Upamecano will stay

By Laura Brandt

RB Leipzig boss Oliver Mintzlaff is confident that it will be possible to extend Dayot Upamecano's contract.

Marcus Thuram and Dayot Upamecano.
Marcus Thuram and Dayot Upamecano.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff says he still expects Dayot Upamecano to stay beyond the summer.


Upamecano could leave via a €60 million release clause, but it's unlikely that any club will be willing to activate it in the light of the corona crisis.

The 21-year-old's is out of contract in 2021, so unless he signs a new deal, RB Leipzig will have to cash in on him this summer to avoid losing him for free next year.

However, speaking to Kicker, Mintzlaff says he remains confident that it will be possible to reach an agreement with the centre-back.

"I assume that he will also play for us next season. We are in good talks to find a solution to prevent him from leaving on a free transfer next year," he said.

Last year, RB Leipzig were in a similar situation with Timo Werner, who ended up putting pen to paper on a new contract that included a purchase option, which was triggered by Chelsea last month.

"It worked out with Timo Werner, and I assume that we will do our homework with regard to Dayot as well," said Mintzlaff.


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