B.arcelona has been trying to buy Samuel Umtiti for some time, with the defender’s salary too high for his disappointing performances since his knee injury. However, the player wants a chance to prove himself first.
The Catalan club has tried in previous transfer windows to find a solution, but it was not helped by the fact that the player had no interest in leaving. Now, however, the Frenchman has accepted that he could come out this summer.
Problems with the wage bill
BarcelonaFinancial problems are not a secret and Umtiti You have been designated as someone whose salary needs got off the books.
The issue has become more urgent and there was even talk that the club could seek to release him from his contract, as they did days ago with Matheus fernandesBut that would come at its own cost since you still have two years left on your deal.
It now seems more likely that the 27-year-old will be on loan this summer, as no club would be willing to part with a transfer fee to sign him.
A hard sell
UmtitiInjury history is the reason many clubs are reluctant to take a chance with him. Physically, however, he is said to be in his best shape since 2016 and he wants a chance to show it.
Ronaldo koeman does not seem to be counting on Umtiti for next season, but the defender nevertheless wants a chance to change his mind.
It is worth bearing in mind that the Dutch coach could only have Gerard Piqué other Umtiti available as center back as the season approaches, due to the international commitments of the other four of the squad. They may need long rest periods or time to catch up.
Yes Umtiti impresses between now and then, will hope to stay. However, he has finally accepted that, if not, he will pack his bags later this summer.