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Manchester United Could Have Signed Dayot Upamecano For Just £700,000 In 2015

Manchester United Could Have Signed Dayot Upamecano For Just £700,000 In 2015

Manchester United could have signed Dayot Upamecano for just £700,000 in 2015, but missed out on the defender because of a transfer row.

RB Leipzig snapped up Upamecano, 21, for £9 million in 2017.

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He's since become one of the world's best defenders and is wanted by Europe's elite including The Red Devils.

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And they could have had him on their books if they had agreed a fee with Upamecano's then club Valenciennes five years ago.

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According to The Sun, Upamecano, who was 16 at the time, arrived at Old Trafford with his mum and agent expecting to complete a deal with the Premier League outfit.

However, United only stumped up £500,000 while the French club demanded £700,000.

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Valenciennes eventually sold Upamecano to Leipzig who paid the extra £200,000 that United weren't prepared to pay.

A source said: "Dayot wanted to join United and the fee really was nothing.

"At first he got the red-carpet treatment but then they would not go that bit further with their offer and he was gone."

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Upamecano is now regarded as one of the best defenders with a host of clubs keeping tabs on him.

Real Madrid and Liverpool are said to be interested in signing the France international.

He's valued at a whopping £55 million - a far cry from his £700,000 valuation in 2015.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Manchester United, Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig

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