In an interview with Abendzeitung, RB Leipzig sporting director Markus Krösche has opened up on Bayern Munich’s alleged interest in their top performer Dayot Upamecano. Amidst contract uncertainties surrounding stalwarts David Alaba and Jerome Boateng, Upamecano has reportedly emerged as Die Roten’s top target for defensive reinforcement, next season.

“Dayot is an excellent player and a really good boy,” Krösche told AZ. “He has made tremendous progress over the past year and is an important part of our team.”

Widely considered as one the best center-backs in the Bundesliga, the France international has developed into a hot prospect in Europe, right now. Apart from Bayern, top European clubs, namely Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United from English Premier League are also said to be in the running for the young Frenchman.

Krösche, who was appointed as Leipzig’s sporting director in 2019, recognizes Upamecano’s importance to the title-challenging team of coach Julian Naglesmann and feels that he has the potential to further improve in various aspects of his game.