Dayot Upamecano now has an option to decide his future in the summer as the agent confirmed his client may likely leave RB Leipzig soon.
The young centre-back is wanted by Bayern Munich and other elite European clubs and more significantly from the Premier League.
Upamecano’s agent, Volker Struth, has spoken about his client’s situation.
“The release clause was agreed because the player decided to want to take the next step at some point. It is very likely in the summer,” he told Sport1.
“Nothing final has been decided yet. The tendency for him to leave the club in the summer is high.”
He continued: “The release clause is €42.5 million. That is an insane sum in coronavirus times. In summer 2019 it was something else.
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“The proportions of the transfer fees have changed. I believe that some clubs have to say goodbye to the market values when they sell players.”
Struth also confirmed Bayern Munich were interested in the Frenchman, but added that two clubs in England were in consideration.
“Hasan Salihamidzic is really trying and has found the right temperature in the talks. There is not too much pressure in there. Nevertheless, it was emphasised that they are very interested in him,” he added.
“[Apart from the Bundesliga] only the English league is in consideration. The Spanish clubs that were eligible are currently financially unable to do so.
“It’s no secret that there are two interested parties from the Premier League. A decision will be made and announced in the next few weeks.”