How Wenger nearly signed £50M Arsenal target Upamecano for just £1M adding to long list of stars Gunners missed out on – The Sun

ARSENE WENGER could have signed £50million Arsenal target Dayot Upamecano for just £1m in 2015, according to reports.

The Gunners have been heavily linked with a move for the RB Leipzig centre-back for months but they could have snapped him up on the cheap five years ago.


Having scouted the then 16-year-old, French outlet La Voix Du Nord claim Wenger's Arsenal were working on a deal to sign the defender from Valenciennes for just £1m – or TWO PER CENT of what he is worth now.

But after the deal fell through, the Gunners continued to tail the 21-year-old as he blossomed.

Having signed for RB Salzburg in 2015, Upamecano eventually moved on to sister club Leipzig in 2017 and has shone in the Bundesliga since.

And such has been his spike in form, clubs around Europe are now interested in the Frenchman and will have to pay around £50m to land him.

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