The top-class French defender will leave RB Leipzig in the summer. Julian Nagelsmann will join him in the Allianz Arena

Dayot Upamecano has discussed his decision to leave RB Leipzig for Bayern Munich with the French defender avoiding Premier League interest.

The 22-year-old central defender will play with the Bundesliga champions next season after a deal for 42.5 million euros was agreed with RB Leipzig.

Upamecano had several options, with Manchester United and Liverpool supposed to be interested, but he sees German football as the best place for its immediate and long-term future.

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What was said

Upamecano explained to Sportbuzzer why he decided to move to Bayern: “I was sure relatively quickly that I wanted to stay in Germany and the Bundesliga. I like it here, the level of the games, the fans, the Stages.

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

The bigger picture

Upamecano’s adaptation to life in Munich was to be facilitated by the presence of a familiar face by his side.

Julian Nagelsmann is preparing for his own move from Leipzig to Munich. The 33-year-old is appointed to succeed the outgoing Hansi Flick.

Upamecano added that he is working with one of the most sought-after young coaches in world football: “He’s a great coach. We are not thinking about next season now, we are all thinking about this one and we want to win this.” Cup against Dortmund and our best performance from the 2016-2017 season. “

Leipzig booked their place in the DFB Cup final with a 2-1 win over Werder Bremen, which means they will face big silverware against Dortmund on May 13th.

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