Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: Aulas tried a daring move at Barça, but …

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Posted on October 20, 2021 at 5.30 a.m. by Th.B.

Approached by OL and its former president Jean-Michel Aulas; Samuel Umtiti did not go all the way in admitting an approach, while assuring that he had the desire to continue at FC Barcelona.

Since his unfortunate knee injury contracted in the wake of his coronation of world champion in Russia in 2018, Samuel Umtiti is no more than 'a pale copy of the player he once was. Continually diminished physically and forced to go back and forth to the FC infirmaryBarcelona , Umtiti has lost his place of indisputable holder at Barça and even appears as the fourth choice of Ronald Koeman . What pushes the FC Barcelona to think about making him leave because of his juicy contract.

Umtiti evokes an offer from OL

Under contract until June 2023, Samuel Umtiti confided in his return to form at Mundo Deportivo by revealing to have the firm intention to go to the end of his commitment to Barça. In addition, the central defender trained at the OL mentioned an offer from his former club and president Jean-Michel Aulas , that he pushed back. “Offers from OL and Manchester United? Yes, from several clubs. What if I said I didn't want to leave, hoping to be successful at Barca? Yes of course. Everyone knows I love this club. No, I couldn't see myself elsewhere ”. So the OL could not do anything.

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