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Oliver Kahn opens up on Bayern Munich's defensive future amid Upamecano links

By Akhil Fisher

Dayot Upamecano has been one of Bundesliga's most consistent performers since breaking through Julian Nagelsmann's books last season.

Oliver Kahn.
Oliver Kahn.

Dayot Upamecano is one of football’s hottest transfer prospects. The French defender came into limelight last season after a string of top class performances in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League, where RB Leipzig managed to go to the semi-finals for the first time in history.

The Frenchman has a market value of €60m, but is available for much lower price tag, thanks to a release clause in his contract that will see its end in 2023.
He is poised to be a steal transfer for any top European club. Liverpool and Bayern Munich have emerged as possible destinations, while Manchester United have also made their interest known.

Now, Bayern Munich legend and future CEO Oliver Kahn has given his say on the club’s links with Upamecano.

“This season, he’s shown the quality that he has. Of course, we’re also in talks. He’s a player that lot of Europe’s biggest clubs want and Bayern are currently the most successful club in the world in sporting terms. We’re especially attractive for these types of players at the moment”, he said

Bayern have seen a surprising number of defensive lapses this season and David Alaba and Jerome Boateng’s futures look increasingly likely to be away from Allianz Arena.

On Alaba’s future, he said: “We’re losing David Alaba. We made him an offer a while ago. He didn’t accept this offer. I also understand that a player like him, who’s been at Bayern Munich for a long time, is looking for a new challenge now.

We have to think about who could be an adequate replacement for David.
As a player, I’d love to have played with Ramos, but there’s nothing in him coming to Bayern.”

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