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Dayot Upamecano Reveals Reason Behind Choosing Bayern Munich Over Manchester United and Liverpool

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Dayot Upamecano is on his way to Bayern Munich this summer, moving from RB Leipzig
Dayot Upamecano is on his way to Bayern Munich this summer, moving from RB Leipzig / Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images
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RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano has revealed why he opted to sign with Bayern Munich ahead of the summer transfer window rather than make a move to the Premier League.

The 22-year-old was being chased by a number of high-profile European clubs, including Manchester United and Liverpool, but the Bundesliga champions made a swoop for him, back in February, and signed him on a long-ter deal until 2026.

"I was sure relatively quickly that I wanted to stay in Germany and in the Bundesliga," Upamecano told Sport Buzzer before adding, "I like it here, the level of the games, the fans, the stadiums."

He further stated, "When FC Bayern gets in touch, you are really proud. It doesn't get much higher, especially when you've played in Leipzig before."

Upamecano isn't the only one who will be switching life in Saxony for Bavaria with Julian Nagelsmann agreeing to join as Bayern manager ahead of next season. And Upamecano is delighted at being able to continue working with the 33-year-old.

The Frenchman concluded, “He’s (Nagelsmann is) a great trainer. We’re not thinking about the next season now, we’re all thinking about this one. And we want to win the cup against Dortmund and top our best performance from the 2016/2017 season.”

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