With the signing of Dayot Upamecano, FC Red Bull Salzburg have been able to attract another top talent to Salzburg who was wanted around Europe. The 16-year-old central defender has signed a contract running until 30 May 2018.
Dayot Upamecano, who will play for the Red Bulls with the number four on his back, is joining from the under-19 team of French second-division side FC Valenciennes. This year he was part of the French team who won the European under-17 championship in Bulgaria (beating Germany 4-1 in the final).
Christoph Freund, head of football at FC Red Bull Salzburg, is delighted about the new signing, saying:
“Dayot decided to join us despite getting offers from some top European clubs. That makes us very proud and shows that we have already made a name for ourselves internationally in the field of developing talent. He has enormous potential, and we are sure that he will settle in quickly with us.”
- Date of birth: 27.10.1998
- Age: 16
- Nationality: French
- Position: Central defender
- Previous club: FC Valenciennes under-19s
- 2015 U17 European champion