Upamecano who made his international debut for France last weekend has proved he can handle the biggest stage of all as he helped Leipzig to the Champions League semi-finals last ter
City’s need for a centre-half is a priority this summer, after the problems encountered in the wake of Vincent Kompany’s retirement this summer. Despite the £41m capture of Ake from Bournemouth already, defender still remain the priority with Kalidou Koulibaly the main target.
The Citizens have been negotiating with Napoli for several weeks over their asking price, with Aurelio de Laurentiis looking to make at least €90m after turning down €100m last summer.
According to Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport, City do not have the patience to wait so have already started negotiations with Dayot Upamecano as they seek another central defender and are already in talks to sign the French defender.
There is a clause included in the centre-back’s new contract which allows him to leave for a £54million fee next summer.
➽ ‘Napoli are ripping us off’ – Man City fans react as Koulibaly’s potential move to the Etihad seem increasingly slim
➽ ‘That’s why we need Koulibaly’ – Fans react as ex Liverpool players makes huge claim regarding Man City
➽ ‘Guardiola clearly doesn’t trust him’ – Sam Lee makes claim on Man City ace’s future
➽ ‘Joke of a transfer’ – Fans react as Man City to sell defender for less than his release clause
➽ ‘Thats hypocrisy, A Jose Pep like war is gonna start’ – Fans react as Klopp aims dig at Man City and Chelsea
In reaction to the report shared on Twitter by City Chief and Man City Xtra, City fans have expressed their thoughts and opinions
Finally some better news than Koulibaly.
— Man City Scout (@scoutmancity) September 12, 2020
The only decent and realistic alternative to KK out there
— . (@BellisBall) September 12, 2020
Hope this is true, far better alternative than KK
— Paul D (@PaulDee9) September 12, 2020
This guy is the present and the future. Laporte – Upamecano french connection would be a thing to watch
— Abhishek Patra (@notorious_trip) September 12, 2020
It’s not Koulibaly’s fault. He’s already agreed personal terms with us
— gggd_MCFC (@gggd_MCFC) September 12, 2020
Honestly, if we 100% go through with this deal, it’d literally be done in days.. because we wouldn’t use a third party to negotiate
— oli (@aymericcc_) September 12, 2020