DAYOT UPAMECANO is making shock waves in Austria after becoming a first-team regular for Red Bull Salzburg.
So much so that Spanish giants Barcelona and Manchester City are both keeping tabs on his progress and could launch an offer in the January transfer window.
It’s no surprise the clubs are interested in the 18-year-old as he is being branded as one of the most promising central defenders in European football.
Upamecano has represented France at Under-16s, Under-17s, Under-18s and at Under-19s level as he continues to work his way towards the first team.
According to SPORT Salzburg are aware of the interest from Barcelona whilst Manchester City are keeping a close eye on the player.
Surprise German leaders, Red Bull Leipzig are also determined to land him in January as they look to sign an emerging talent on the European stage.
The Austrian champions are set to make a huge profit on the defender after bringing him in from french second division side Valenciennes for just £1.9million – which is where he spent the last two years as a youth player.