Arsenal could miss out on signing Dayot Upamecano this summer if he listens to the advice of Germany legend, Lothar Matthaus.
The former Bayern Munich star acknowledged that Upamecano is a huge talent, but he encouraged the young Frenchman to remain at RB Leipzig for a few more years and continue his development.
Upamecano has been a target of Arsenal since last summer, but the Gunners failed to convince RB Leipzig to sell him.
There was a string of reports linking Arsenal with a move for him in the last transfer window, however, no deal materialised with money being touted as one reason why Arsenal was unable to sign the 22-year-old.
He has continued to develop well in the Bundesliga side, and Goal.com reckons Arsenal remains keen on signing him.
Whether there is any substance to any of these rumours is open to question but one person who does appear to believe them is Matthaus who had this say.
“I can see him playing for all the big club when he gets more experience,” Matthaus told Sky Sports as quoted by Goal.com.
“If he does leave, he needs to make sure his new coach or club gives him the confidence to play regularly – as he is doing at Leipzig.
“He’s a young player, highly rated, fast, has a good positional game and uses his body well for a 21-year-old. But a year or two in Leipzig would not hurt him.
“Leipzig are a top team – one of the last eight remaining in the Champions League.
“I can still see one or two per cent where he can learn, but he’s a huge player and that’s why I’m not surprised that top clubs in Europe are after him.
“But you can’t speculate much about change because you need to see how the [coronavirus] situation develops.”