Who is Dayot Upamecano? What are his strengths and weaknesses? How much does he earn? Find out all about Dayot Upamecano, one of the hottest young talent coming out of France. He is said to have a whole host of clubs interested in his services and has a release clause of $100 million.
Dayot Upamecano was born in Evreux, France on Oct 27, 1998. Upamecano is a youth graduate of Valenciennes. The 6’1” center-back currently plays for RB Leipzig, having joined them from RB Salzburg in January 2017 for a fee reported to be around $10 million. He had initially joined the Austrian side in July 2015 for $2.2 million. A number of major European clubs retained an interest in the player before his move to RB Salzburg, with Manchester United claimed to be the most interested.
Dayot Upamecano started his footballing journey for Villante S. Angers at the age of seven. After spending three years at his local side, he moved to FC Prey de Normandie and spent one year at the club. Then, he started playing for Evreux in the lower tiers of French football but it was not too long before people started realizing his potential. After a series of impressive performances for Evreux, he earned his move to Valenciennes at the age of 15. His footballing spent 18 months in Austria playing for RB Salzburg before moving to Germany. Upamecano is yet to make a senior appearance for the French National Team but has represented them across all youth groups from U16s to U21s.
Dayot Upamecano is a center-back for RB Leipzig and has played under different systems. He is widely regarded as one of the best young defenders in the world. Upamecano is tall and physically imposing against seasoned campaigners. He reads the game brilliantly and makes it extremely difficult to get the ball past him and even if someone does that, his speed helps in recovering from such situations with relative ease. Moreover, he is also capable of distributing the ball from the back and making passes between the lines. Upamecano is destined to have an illustrating career if he continues on the current trajectory. However, he still has a lot to improve in his game if he wants to reach that level as can be quite naive at times showing his immaturity. The willingness to indulge in challenges has not always proved to be the best decision for the young Frenchman.
Dayot Upamecano earns more than $1.5 million each year and has a net worth of more than $2.5 million.