Dayot Upamecano to stay at Leipzig despite Manchester United interest

Dayot Upamecano to stay at Leipzig despite Manchester United interest

French defender Dayot Upamecano will stay at RB Leipzig this season despite interest from Manchester United.

According to Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann in an interview with ESPN, he was confident that they will have the player in the coming season but gave no assurance if he will be at the club for long.

"He (Upamecano) will be here for the season. I'm sure about that. As for the future, I'm not sure as he is very talented. Lots of clubs will want to buy -- next season it could be real that he leaves the club. But this season he will stay," Nagelsmann said.

The club has lost one of their top talismans in Timo Werner to Chelsea but according to the manager, they recruit the next batch of young stars to replace those leaving.

"It is normal when you work with young guys that clubs will try and find young talented guys in the transfer market. It is normal that bigger clubs will try and buy these players.

"You have to deal with that, you've got to be one step forward when you buy new players or find new players. Our scouting should be good and we have made a lot of good decisions in the transfer market," he added.

21-year-old Upamecano has impressed during Leipzig's run to the Champions League semifinals in Lisbon last month and recently signed an extension to his contract until June 2023; the player scoring his debut goal for France in their win over Croatia on Tuesday night.