Dayot Upamencano move to Man Utd off after administrative problems

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United’s proposed move for Dayot Upamencano is off after administrative problems stopped the transfer from being completed in time.

It was thought Man United had signed the 16-year-old from Ligue 2 side Valenciennes late on deadline day following reports from VAFC Power and Get Football News France, but La Voix du Noid now say that wasn’t the case.

United had agreed a fee and bonuses with Valenciennes after some in-depth negotiations and eventually gave him a tour of the club’s facilities, so the deal was all but done.

The reason the transfer did not go through was simply down to the administrative side not being sorted out in time, which certainly sounds like something Man United would do.

The club maintain their interest and it is possible that they will resurrect the deal in the summer. They will have to compete for Upamencano’s signature, however, as a number of European clubs are also hoping to sign the defender.

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