BERLIN, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- RB Leipzig have sealed the transfer of defender Dayot Upamecano from Salzburg, the Bundesliga club confirmed in an official statement on Friday.
The 18-year-old center-back, who received the jersey number 17, has penned a four-and-a-half year contract to stay in Leipzig until June 2021.
"We are very delighted that, despite numerous offers from international top clubs, he has decided to joins us in order make his next career step here," Leipzig's sporting director Ralf Rangnick said.
"We are convinced that Dayot will be able to strengthen our squad qualitivly in the short term," he added.
The Frenchman made overall 23 competitive appearances for Salzburg. He is, in addition, the eighth player who joined from the Austrian champions to Leipzig.
Newly promoted RB Leipzig sit currently on second place of the standings. They clash with fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt at the 17th round of Bundesliga on January 21.