Dayot Upamecano’s agent says his client is one of the ‘large transfers’ he doesn’t expect to take place this summer, given the current financial situation.

LEIPZIG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 27: Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig battles for possession with Carlos Vinicius of Benfica during the UEFA Champions League group G match between RB Leipzig and SL Benfica at Red Bull Arena on November 27, 2019 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)
LEIPZIG, GERMANY: Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig battles for possession with Carlos Vinicius on November 27, 2019. (Photo by Martin Rose/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Speaking to Sport1, Upamecano’s agent predicted a quiet transfer window this summer. He expects a lot of loan moves, but not many major deals, and he counts his own client as one of those deals.

It is a difficult situation for players with expiring contracts,” Volker Struth said. “I don’t believe in large transfers, but many loan transactions. There will be a very calm market.

“As I said, I don’t believe in large transfers. Upamecano is one.”  

The media are going back and forth on Upamecano’s situation recently. First, he was almost certain to leave, and Bayern Munich were his most likely destination. Then, it seemed like he was going to sign an extension with RB Leipzig.

Leipzig director Oliver Mintzlaff denied these claims, seemingly opening the door for a transfer again. However, the latest quotes from the player’s agent suggest it’s not going to happen this summer.

The intriguing conclusion is that Upamecano may well run his contract down to its expiry in 2021. If he’s not signing a new deal and he isn’t leaving now, the only remaining options are a January transfer or a free transfer next year.

We know that Arsenal went in for Upamecano last summer. A move started to seem less likely as the financial realities of the season became clear, but maybe if he becomes a free agent the Gunners could be back in business.

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