Posted on November 22, 2021 at 11:00 am by La Rédaction
Chaining injuries for a few years now, Samuel Umtiti has lost his place at FC Barcelona. The Catalan club would also seek to separate from the French in order to reduce its payroll.
Since his title of world champion with the Team of France in 2018, Samuel Umtiti never regained the level which was his. The 28-year-old defender has followed a series of injuries with FC Barcelona , gradually reducing his playing time. The Frenchman ended up no longer coming within the plans of Ronald Koeman , several other players such as Ronald Araujo or even Oscar Mingueza having passed in front of him in the hierarchy. If Samuel Umtiti could have pretended that his situation would change in the right direction with the arrival of Xavi , it is likely to remain the same. His adventure in Catalonia could end soon.
Barça could terminate Umtiti's contract
According to SPORT information, FC Barcelona are still looking to break Samuel Umtiti 's contract. Xavi would not rely on the former OL . For its part, the Catalan club would like to reduce its payroll and therefore part with the big salary of the 2018 world champion. Barça have tried to reduce the emoluments of the French defender but no agreement has been reached. As a result, FC Barcelona are now looking for the right formula to be able to free themselves from Samuel Umtiti and a contract termination seems to be the best option. The Blaugrana management are reportedly trying to make the Habs international understand that he will have a better future if they agree to leave FC Barcelona than by staying there, he who is only 28 years old. At the moment, the player under contract until June 2023 has not yet given his answer. To be continued.