They win trophies, they buy the best players in Germany. What they want, they get. Others can only watch and learn. Bayern won again. On the green field and at the negotiating table, since two days after the title of club world champion, they signed a first player for the next season and his name is Dayot Upamecano The French defender will move to the Allianz Arena in the summer in a job worth 42,500,000 euros.
That is the clause that the German champion will pay to RB Leipzig, two years before the expiration of the contract extended this summer. The team from the Red Bull Arena will receive big compensation and continue the policy of selling the best players to European giants since they forwarded Keita to Liverpool for 60,000,000 euros, and Timo Werner to Chelsea for 53,000,000.
The third most expensive exit transfer in the history of Leipzig was noticed, as well as the third most valuable purchase of Bayern because the Bavarians paid more for Theo Hernandez from Atletico Madrid (80,000,000) and Leroy Sane from Manchester City (around 50,000,000 euros).
Salihamidzic on his transfer
After great games, especially in the last two seasons, Upamecano became one of the most respected young defenders in the world, the circle of candidates for his signature narrowed to three clubs: PSG, Chelsea, and Bayern, and in the end, the giant from Munich won.
"I can confirm that Upamecano will play for Bayern from next season. In recent months, we had intensive, professional, and constructive negotiations with Dayot and his manager." "We knew we had strong competition, but we presented him our vision of his development in Munich.
At the end of a long process, the footballer, his family, and agents are convinced that Bayern is the best club for him. He will be our member for the next five years ", said Hasan Salihamidžić, Bayern's sports director, on Friday night.
He is thoughtfully projected to replace David Alaba, whose contract expires in June, so he will move to Real Madrid as a free agent. The precise Germans immediately performed the calculation and led to the conclusion that Bayern won here as well.
At least when it comes to the financial and sports aspect. Alaba's salary is 11,000,000 euros annually. Net amount. Gross, the Austrian national team player costs Bayern 22,000,000 euros per season. If they agreed to his conditions, and he asked for a five-year contract and the mentioned financial means, 110,000,000 euros would come out.
With the fact that in 2026, David Alaba will be 34 years old and they would no longer be able to make money on him