Real Madrid join the hunt for RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano

Real Madrid appear to have a genuine interest in signing RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano this winter.

According to the football transfer rumours in Don Balon, Real Madrid have joined the hunt for RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano.

The France international has joined RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg for a fee in the region of 10 million euros in January 2017. The 18-year-old has a valid contract with RB Leipzig until June 2021. Upamecano has played 18 times for RB Leipzig since signing from Red Bull Salzburg.

The 18-year-old is considered to be one of the best young centre-backs in France.

The France international has been in fantastic form for RB Leipzig this season.

Dayot Upamecano has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 level, winning 31 caps and scoring one goal.

 

Dayot Upamecano
Dayot Upamecano

 

Zinedine Zidane wants to sign a new centre-back this winter and Dayot Upamecano is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.

The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Zinedine Zidane wants to target in the winter transfer window.

Real Madrid manager wants to continue to strengthening his squad so they’re able to compete both domestically and in the Champions League.

Real Madrid will be in the market for just a handful of statement signings this winter who can improve the first-team.

 

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According to the report, Zinedine Zidane is big fan of the France international defender, having followed Upamecano’s progress for the past three years, but Zidane’s priority target remains Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte.

How strong that interest is and whether Real Madrid will make a winter move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

Dayot Upamecano would reportedly be interested in a move this winter, but if Real Madrid do want him, they will have to beat those other interested clubs to his signature.

 

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