What? I have a contract left!… ‘Explosive with rage’ KIM partner over sick transfer rumors

April 15, 2024 | by

Dayo Upamecano opened up about rumors he would leave the team.

Upamecano was Munich’s main player for two seasons. This season, Kim Min-jae, who led Napoli to the Serie A championship, joined Munich during the summer, resulting in a change in the center-back combination. Previously, Upamecano and The Licht were working together, but Kim Min-jae continued to start after the start of the season, and Upamecano and The Licht were replaced and started.

During the first half, Upamecano mainly played with Kim Min-jae. Immediately after the opening match, Munich had to deal with a busy schedule. Starting with the Super Cup with RB Leipzig, it played matches with the UEFA Champions League, and DFB Pokal. As the team had been playing tight matches every day, problems with its thin center back line began to occur. Upamecano and The Licht suffered from frequent injuries, as they rotated,

In response, Munich began to strengthen its center back during the winter. The new star was Eric Dier, who lost his position at Tottenham Hotspur. Tuchel began to prefer the combination of Dier and The Licht. After Munich fell into a slump after losing three consecutive games in the first leg of the UCL against Lazio, the mood was restored as Dier and The Licht started. He continued to establish himself as Munich’s main center back, and naturally Upamecano stayed on the bench along with Kim Min-jae.

Ahead of the last match against Dortmund, Tuchel said, “No one doubts about the quality of Kim Min-jae and Upamecano. No one will forget how well they performed. They started to make changes due to injuries and Upamecano’s tough matches. Dyer and The Licht were very good 퀸알바. This is a healthy competition, and it is a situation we have wanted to see more often. Now we are in a very fierce period and we need everyone,” he said of the competition among the center backs.

However, Upamecano’s discontent grew as his position diminished. There were reports that he could leave the team at the end of this season. “Upamecano is not satisfied with his role and has asked the person in charge to have a conversation,” German Sport Bild reported. “However, he does not want to leave Munich.”

Recently, he was given a chance in a long time. In a league game against Heidenheim, Tuchel started the rotation. Upamecano started the match with Kim after five matches, but was criticized for providing an excuse for losing points with a shock loss of 2-3 years. He was benched in the first leg of the UCL quarterfinal against Arsenal, and replaced in the 16th minute of the second half against Cologne. Fortunately, Munich won 2-0, despite a fatal mistake.

After the match, Upamecano showed his determination to stay with the team. In an interview with Kerry Howe, who plays for Sky Sports in Germany, he dismissed the rumor, saying, “I have a contract until 2026. It’s until 2026! I have nothing more to say.” Howe added on his social media, “In the run-up to the summer transfer window, Upamecano didn’t want to know anything about the rumors surrounding him.”


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