Manchester United is set to overtake Real Madrid’s likes and Arsenal in the bid to acquire RB Leipzig’s 21-year-old defender Dayot Upamecano.
The RB Leipzig defender has been on the Emirate outfit’s radar in the past seasons although they are hesitant to reach his asking price, however as it stands the Red Devils have beaten all of their competitors in the battle to pick up the 21-year-old player.
Manchester United sent agents seeing the defender’s success in the Bundesliga until the pandemic broke out and the tracking team’s result was a optimistic assessment a position that prompted Manchester United to step up their involvement in the youngster.
Upamecano has a year left in his deal with RB Leipzig and he could move to other top clubs for a new challenge and Arsenal was tipped as the next big club before the Old Trafford outfit raised the bar above any suitors.
France Football has reported that United have “overtaken” their rivals in the race for the defender.
It comes as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to bolster his defensive options, with at least three defenders set to head out of Old Trafford.
Real Madrid has cooled off their interest after the decision to rely on the Eder Militao who was signed last season from FC Porto.
The Brazilian is yet to give Sergio Ramos and Raphael Varane any course to worry for a place in the heart of the defence.
Solskjaer is set to re-organise the defense line ahead of the coming season in the Premier League.