Dayot Upamecano explains why he shunned Liverpool and Man United to agree to Bayern Munich’s transfer

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Dayot Upamecano explains why he shied away from Liverpool and Manchester United’s interest in agreeing to Bayern Munich’s transfer this summer … and revealed he was ‘proud’ when the German champions reached out to him.

  • Bayern Munich defeated the European elite to secure Dayot Upamecano’s signing
  • The 22-year-old center-back is one of the most exciting prospects
  • Liverpool and Manchester United have been touted to take a step this summer
  • Upamecano has made it clear what motivated him to choose Bayern

Bayern Munich was ahead of the European elite to sign Dayot Upamecano. Now the center-back has explained how the German champions managed to lure him in.

Upamecano is one of the world’s highest rated young defenders and has been attracting attention across Europe for several seasons since joining RB Leipzig.

With Manchester United and Liverpool both eager to sign a center-back this summer, the 22-year-old will have been high on their wish list. Instead, Bayern backed down in February to sign the star on a deal that stretches to 2026.

Dayot Upamecano is on its way to Bayern Munich this summer and is moving from RB Leipzig

The center-back is one of the world's most sought-after in his position, as he's already poached

The center-back is one of the world’s most sought-after in his position, as he’s already poached

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool was expected to be one of the Premier League clubs for him

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool was expected to be one of the Premier League clubs for him

“I was pretty sure I wanted to stay in Germany and in the Bundesliga relatively quickly,” Upamecano said Sport buzzer.

‘I like it here, the level of the matches, the fans, the stadiums.

‘When FC Bayern contacts you, you are really proud. It doesn’t get much higher, especially if you’ve played in Leipzig before. ‘

Upamecano will switch to the Bundesliga powerhouse alongside his boss Julian Nagelsmann, who is already ready to replace Hansi Flick for next season.

The 22-year-old will continue to work with Julian Nagelsmann, who will replace Hansi Flick

The 22-year-old will continue to work with Julian Nagelsmann, who will replace Hansi Flick

Bayern raided Leipzig before the summer and reinforced their German dominance

Bayern raided Leipzig before the summer and reinforced their German dominance

Last season’s Champions League-winning coach will replace Joachim Lowe in Germany, forcing Bayern to complete a raid on Leipzig.

“He’s a great trainer,” Upamecano continues on Nagelsmann.

We’re not thinking about next season now, we’re all thinking about this season, ‘he added.

“And we want to win the cup from Dortmund and surpass our best performance of the 2016/2017 season.”

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