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Bayern still expect Liverpool to compete for Dayot Upamecano

Bayern Munich still expect Liverpool to compete for Dayot Upamecano this summer. That’s according to CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern Munich are under the impression that Liverpool still want Dayot Upamecano. Thei CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge seems to think so, anyway.

“There are still at least two attractive competitors with Bayern Munich [for Upamecano],” he said, per Sky Germany. Then he named both Liverpool and Chelsea.

“The fact is that the player is interesting.”

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Per the same Sky Germany article, Upamecano will be up for grabs with a £39m release clause this summer. And you get quite a lot for that money.

You get a centre-back who can play multiple systems and who is a natural athlete – essential for top clubs looking to play with a high-line.

But he’s also only 22. There’s enormous room for potential and Upamecano is already brilliant.

He’s four years of elite top-flight experience despite his age and he made the ESM Team of the Year for 19/20 – the only non-Liverpool defender to do so.

There’s a reason we have him down as far and away the best-value defender on the market.

Now, Liverpool did sign two defenders on Monday evening – do they even have room for Upamecano?

The answer is yes. They can easily make it.

Ozan Kabak arrives on a loan deal with an option to buy. If Liverpool decide they can get Upamecano instead, all they have to do is left the Turkey international return to Schalke.

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Then they instantly have the space for Upamecano.

Given the competition, there’s a good chance they won’t get the Frenchman, of course. Both Bayern and Chelsea will be great destinations for him to be the no.1 defender – something he’ll struggle to be with Liverpool.

Virgil van Dijk is coming back eventually, after all.

This is certainly one to watch, though. Liverpool aren’t done with defenders just yet.

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