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Dayot Upamecano

Young centre-back Dayot Upamecano was picked by RB Leipzig while he was in the youth set-up at French side Valenciennes. He is considered as one of the most talented defenders in Football Manager 2019. We simulated the game and see how well he develops!

Player Information

Name: Dayot Upamecano
Nationality: France
Age: 18 (27/10/1998)
Height: 185 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Foot: Right
Club: RB Leipzig
Contract: 30/06/2021
Position: Centre-back
Value: £6.75M / €7.5M
Est. Cost in 2018: £55M / €62.5M
Wages p/w: £41.5k / €46.5k

Transfer Information

We tried to sign Dayot Upamecano during the first transfer window and RB Leipzig was eager to tell us the French defender has a minimal fee clause in his contract worth 90M. After some negotiating, we eventually reached an agreement for 55M and a 30% of the profit from a possible next sale.

Positional information

Upamecano’s first position is centre-back. He is also capable to play as a Defensive midfielder or Midfielder Centre, but we suggest you only play him there during a massive injury crisis or many suspensions.

Role: Ball Playing Defender
His best role would be as a Ball Playing Defender. He shows some good quality to really play well in this role. However, if you don’t want to play with a technical centre-back, you could always ask him to play as a normal centre-back or even a No-Nonsense Centre-back.

At the end of the day Upamecano is a good ball playing defender, but we would actually suggest you play him as a ‘normal’ centre-back. While his passing and technique are on a good level, there are better ball playing defenders to find for a lower fee like Matthijs de Ligt.

Key attributes
+ Tackling
+ Bravery
+ Determination
+ Balance
+ Pace
+ Strength
Attributes to improve
– First Touch
– Heading
– Concentration
– Decisions
– Positioning
– Stamina

Dayot Upamecano – 2018

The 19-year-old starts at RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. He is one of the most talented young defenders in the game.


Dayot Upamecano – 2023

After five seasons Upamecano has moved to Paris Saint-Germain (weirdly enough a lot of players do). He has developed into an elite centre-back and is a regular in the French national team.


Dayot Upamecano – 2028

Another five years into the game he has moved to Manchester United (weirdly enough a lot players make a move from PSG to Man U). He still is an elite player and has featured at two World Cups for France.


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