You may not have heard of or know very much about young Dayot Upamecano, but he is certainly one to watch over the next few years. The young Frenchman has starred for both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig in his short career, and now that Football.London are linking him with a move to Arsenal for £30m, Gunners fans couldn’t be more excited.
The young defender has proven to be one of the most promising centre backs in the Bundesliga and has really shone for Ralf Rangnick’s Leipzig side.
It may be tough for the 20-year-old if he is to be signed up by Arsenal and thrown in at the deep end, but he has both the technical ability and physical prowess to shine in the Premier League should he be given the time to adjust to his new surroundings.
In any case, the Frenchman is a much better option at the back than an out-of-form Shkodran Mustafi, so if Unai Emery can force this one through then it would almost certainly be a massive upgrade in defence, which is the area of priority this summer.
The chances are that if the £30m fee is correct the Gunners will have competition for a player with this much potential, but that hasn’t stopped fans drooling over a possible move.
Take a look at some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Get this guy. He will out do..
— Nye (@BustTickyTacky) June 6, 2019
— LukeS (@Luke_Stafford22) 6 June 2019
He is an absolute baller of a player, strong quick and good decision making, plays amazing for Leipzig, him and konate are underrated gems, arsenal should go for either one
— Moaz (@WeezyFGBroly) 6 June 2019
30 m do the deal now
— Daniel (@DanielM250518) 6 June 2019
Do it! Exchange mustafi and give them 10m still
— Wesley.C.AFC (@UKwez) 6 June 2019
Please @Arsenal 30 million get this transfer done quick as possible
— Simon@GUNNERforLife87 (@Simon53767305) 6 June 2019
UPAMECANO £30 MILLION. Arsenal get it done. What a steal
— Yamin Sayed (@Yamin37069165) 6 June 2019