Sport Leipzigs Upamecano traded as Liverpool's dream replacement for van Dijk

17:30  20 october  2020
17:30  20 october  2020 Source:   90min.de

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The sporting meltdown for Liverpool FC has now occurred. Due to the injury of the Dutch central defender Virgil van Dijk , the reigning English champion is deprived of one of his top performers. Accordingly, the Reds want to intensify their efforts for Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano in winter.

Wird dem FC Liverpool voraussichtlich ein halbes Jahr fehlen: Virgil van Dijk | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images © Provided by 90min Liverpool FC will probably be missing half a year: Virgil van Dijk | Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

The 21-year-old French international recently extended his contract in the trade fair city until 2023, but his release clause (also due to the Corona problem) was fixed at a relatively narrow 50 million euros.

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Wechselt er im Winter zum FC Liverpool? Dayot Upamecano | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images © Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images Will he switch to Liverpool in winter? Dayot Upamecano | Alexander Hassenstein / Getty Images

For a club like Liverpool, which has already poached the Red Bulls (Naby Keita came in 2018 for 60 million), certainly not too big a hurdle. Even in pandemic times like these. According to Spanish as, Upamecano should meanwhile be the preferred solution on Anfield Road in order to be able to compensate for the long-term failure of van Dijk to some extent.

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Club legend Carragher also recommends Upamecano commitment

Liverpool legend Jaimie Carragher, who has spent his entire career (from 1992 to 2017) at the club, is also passionate about Upamecano's obligation is near. "The next big summer transfer should definitely be a central defender. This should now be brought forward to January 1, 2021. There is a player called Upamecano. Although he does not have the same profile as Van Dijk, he is the player she is So: pay the extra money that such a transfer costs and bring him here, "said the now 42-year-old when he was asked about the defense problem. (Source: as.com)

But other clubs, such as FC Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid or Manchester United, are also following Upamecano's development very closely. But no other is as hot as the trail to Liverpool at these moments. One can already look forward to the winter negotiations between the Bundesliga club and the Premier League club.

Van Dijk's knee surgery a success: Liverpool .
Virgil van Dijk has undergone successful knee surgery and will begin rehabilitation, Premier League champions Liverpool said on Friday. "Virgil van Dijk has undergone surgery on the knee ligament injury he sustained earlier this month," read a club statement.The club did not say for how long the 29-year-old central defender would be out.

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