Dayot Upamecano has signed a contract extension at RB Leipzig, with the agreeing of fresh terms through to 2023 bringing an end to the rumours linking him with Arsenal.

The highly-rated 21-year-old has been attracting admiring glances from leading sides across Europe.

At one stage it appeared to be only a matter of time before his potential was lured to pastures new.

That may still be the case, but Leipzig have moved to ensure that Upamecano will not easily be prised from their clutches.

A talented French centre-half is now tied to them for another three years, with the intention being for the Bundesliga outfit to be the ones to benefit from his development.

Upamecano has been on Leipzig’s books since January 2017, when he completed a switch from Red Bull Salzburg.

He has taken in 111 appearances for the ambitious German club, with his stock rising considerably across those outings.

Arsenal were among those reportedly ready to test Leipzig’s resolve with a big-money bid in the current transfer window. Continue reading

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