RB Leipzig send subtle message to Man Utd fans amid Upamecano transfer links

Manchester United have been linked with a move for defender Dayot Upamecano and the Frenchman's current club RB Leipzig have responded to the reports on social media.

The 21-year-old was linked with several top European clubs in January but ultimately signed a new deal with Leipzig last month.

Under the terms of his previous contract, Upamecano had a €60m (£54.1m) release clause and his new deal is said to include a lower €42m (£37.4m) release clause that will not come into effect until next summer.

As a result, United may have to fork out a bumper transfer fee to persuade Leipzig to part ways with their star defender.

And Leipzig were quick to remind United of Upamecano's new contract, who reshared their announcement of the deal with the tag 'ICYMI' (In case you missed it).

They also shared a video from the official Champions League Twitter account of Upamecano starring in the 2-1 Champions League quarter-final win over Atletico Madrid, adding the message: "That's our centre back".

After agreeing his new deal in July, Upamecano told Leipzig's website: "I feel right at home here in Leipzig – the overall package is perfect.

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"We had good conversations, which showed to me that extending my contract was the right decision for me to make. Our young and hungry team is part of an ambitious club.

"I want to take the next step with Leipzig and reach our aims, because I'm convinced by the way we play our football. I have been in Leipzig for over three years and I have continued to improve alongside the team's development.

"I want to carry on developing personally, and I think Julian Nagelsmann is a coach that can bring me to the next level."

Meanwhile, former Tottenham striker Darren Bent believes Upamecano would be a better signing for United than Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, telling talkSPORT: "Koulibaly seems to be the one people speak about, but when I watched him in the Champions League, he wasn’t great at all.

"I like the RB Leipzig centre-half, he really impressed me and against Spurs he was superb in the Champions League. He’s one I thought a lot more people would have gone for. I think he’s better than Koulibaly."

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