Manchester United bounced back from a goal down to earn all three points vs the Hammers away from home. Now, they will need to get at least a point vs Leipzig to earn a place in the KO rounds of the Champions League.
Speaking of Leipzig, star defender, Dayot Upamecano is a wanted man in the market and he is linked with the Red Devils as well.
The Daily Star have covered a story explaining three targets that Man United could move to sign to improve their squad and one of them is Upamecano.
The British outlet have mentioned that the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool are also interested in the 22-year-old central defender, who was in top form for the German club in the last campaign and helped them reach the last four of the Champions League.
In the quarter final against Atletico Madrid, the French international was rock solid at the back and kept a world class center forward like Diego Costa quiet. He was praised by the likes of Jenas and Old Trafford legend Rio Ferdinand for that strong display (via The Mail).
Despite spending a lot of cash to lure central defenders like Bailly, Lindelof and Maguire in recent years, United have not been consistent at the back and therefore, Solskjaer needs to sign a leader to sort things in the defense. This season, already, the Old Trafford outfit have let in 17 goals in just 10 PL games.
Maguire and Lindeof have been inconsistent, Bailly is highly injury prone and Tuanzebe still has a lot to learn. Therefore, signing someone like Upamecano would largely improve the quality of the back-line at Man United.
The Les Bleus star is not going to be available for cheap. His current deal with RB Leipzig will expire in less than 2 years and it includes a clause of 45 million euros that can be activated next summer. To hire him in the winter transfer window, Solskjaer would need to meet his current valuation of £54million (Sport Bild).
In your view, should Man United offer £54million to sign Dayot Upamecano next month?