Arsenal and Tottenham target, Dayot Upamecano, has been given an apparent ultimatum over his future with RB Leipzig by the German club’s sporting director, Oliver Mintzlaff.
According to a report from Bild with comments from Mintzlaff, Upamecano will either be sold or sign a new deal. That puts paid to any potential of the defender being allowed to leave for nothing.
Upamecano is a long-time target of both Arsenal and Tottenham. The north London duo are both said to be keen on the Leipzig man, who has impressed in Germany in recent seasons.
But with his contract set to expire in 2021, Mintzlaff has made it clear he won’t allow his man to leave for nothing.
“‘Upa’ is an extremely important player for us and one of the most sought-after talents in Europe.
And we can assure that we have a clear understanding with him and his agent he won’t leave us on a free. We can’t afford that as a club.
There are only two options: prolong or leave. I am sure we’ll soon find out in which direction it’s going.”