Dayot Upamecano | Signs for Bayern

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Bubz27

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Bayern will win 15 in a row over there.
 

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Have to agree, absolute joke for the timing of the announcement. Could easily affect his form. League turning into a bit of a joke with the rest of clubs just feeder clubs who can't come close to Bayern.
How is the announcement going to affect his form more than... you know, him having made the decision?

But, don't let me interrupt you, you were going to whine about how life is unfair and how nobody has a chance against Bayern because they tweeted something... as opposed to, you know... the thing happening on the pitch that actually decides the league? I forgot how it's called... ah, yes, playing football.
 

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Have to agree, absolute joke for the timing of the announcement. Could easily affect his form. League turning into a bit of a joke with the rest of clubs just feeder clubs who can't come close to Bayern.
Feels like this happens every year. I do wonder how they‘re allowed to announce deals in the middle of a season when the transfer window just closed, why would Leipzig allow them to?

Now we wait for Manutd to announce our first signing in August...
 
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To announce this mid season when Leipzig are second and challenging Bayern is a disgrace, they are one if the most awful clubs around and hold a monopoly on the entire league. Only hope one day the club burns and the league becomes competitive again but judging by how every other club bends over for them that wont be happening anytime soon
That’s how German football works, deal with it.
A club looks like challenging Bayern, Bayern steal their star players and fecking love announcing it mid-season, which should of course be against all laws of the game.
 

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I'm sure it is, we don't face counters and transitions so much in Bundesliga, and the pace is so much slower.
Yet, Bayern seem to dominate Europe year after year - especially English teams. Can't see the pace of the two leagues has any importance when talking individual players' performance and potential.
 
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You’d think these German clubs would learn about these stupid low release clauses, and how Bayern use them to weaken their rivals.

You have to assume they are fine with Bayern ruling the roost and think there’s no point challenging it.

I saw some German fans have posted to ask what they are supposed to do if the young player demands it, well that’s quite simple; you say no and set a precedent. Yes you might end up in a situation where you lose one or two players, but in the long term it will be much better for the clubs and the league. It’s why I’d never have backed United offering a release clause to Haaland so City can snap him up in 2 years and why United were right to say piss off to Real Madrid in the Summer with their buy back clause.
 

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Bayern -

Step 1: Look at who's second in the table
Step 2: Buy their star player for cheap
Step 3: Profit??
 

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Well we need a center back with pace and speed, and if FIFA 21 stats can be trusted in anyway.

Victor Lindelof: age 26

Acceleration 70
Sprint Speed 74

Dayon Upamecano: age 22

Acceleration 69
Sprint Speed 84

Ibrahima Konate: age 21

Acceleration 68
Sprint Speed 79

Lindelof beats them both on acceleration, but his sprint speed is lower (We often see him and Maguire getting outpaced by forwards in a chase) so when it comes down to sprint speed Upamecano is the one you want.
(Granted I don't watch the Bundesliga, and know there is much more involved in picking a CB)

Problem is....I don't think Upamecano wants to come to United when he has Bayern Munich and Liverpool (The last two Champions Cup winners in the running) to get him this summer.

Apparently this has left us in a competitive race for Konate with Chelsea, who also sees the writing on the wall with Upamecano,
Is it April Fools Day already?
 

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Not too fussed we didn’t get him, just glad he didn’t go to a premier league rival.

Another player who’s basically retired already going to Bayern in the farmers league. The league is becoming more and more pointless every year.
 

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That’s how German football works, deal with it.
A club looks like challenging Bayern, Bayern steal their star players and fecking love announcing it mid-season, which should of course be against all laws of the game.
For most smaller clubs like Dortmund and the likes, those release clauses literally are their business imo. Only thing really worrying and wrong about it is if the release clause simply is too low. 42 m € for someone like Upamecano is not market value. Those clauses should be at least as high as the player's market value, though. If the clause is high enough, it doesn't matter at all, since bigger clubs like Real, Barca, Bayern and EPL clubs can throw around with insane amounts of money and the likes of Dortmund will almost never be able to hold onto them anyways. Especially Dortmund showed in the last decade that no matter if there's a clause or not, their top players can leave and will force a move, if necessary. As I said before, the real pity is if the clause is too low.
 
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That’s the problem with low release clauses, they never represent market value because often the player signed before he became a 65m defender.
Better off fecking off the clauses and demanding market value instead. That way you can even steer the players next club.
 
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