Mercato | Mercato – Barcelona: This is what is behind the incredible extension of Umtiti …

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Posted on January 10, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. by AC

Very little used this season, Samuel Umtiti has extended his contract with FC Barcelona until 2026 … but that should not rule out a possible departure!

He was adored by his supporters, he is now one of the players they most want to see leave for FC Barcelona. It must be said that Samuel Umtiti has taken quite a turn, since since 2018 he has been going through a number of pips and has never managed to regain his level. Last season he only played sixteen games in all competitions, accumulating 827 minutes of play and things got worse this season, having only played one game against Osasuna, last December 12 (2-2). With the winter transfer window that opened, the question of a departure once again arose, although Xavi was very vague about the future of Umtiti . “We will see what the options are” recently explained the coach of Barça, who saw Philippe Coutinho spin off on loan from Aston Villa . “He is currently part of the group and I am delighted to have him. He is also a great professional ”. However, FC Barcelona took everyone by surprise, since this Monday the contract extension of Samuel Umtiti was announced! The Frenchman is now linked with the Catalan club until 2026 and has notably agreed to lower his salary, which was one of the highest in the squad.

Extend Umtiti to facilitate his departure

This extension hides something, however. On its official website, FC Barcelona first announced that the drop in the salary of Samuel Umtiti will allow the registration of Ferran Torres, the flagship recruit of Xavi this winter arriving from Manchester City for 55M €. Onda Cero also tells us that this new contract could facilitate the departure of Umtiti ! By lowering his salary, the 28-year-old defender could be a more realistic goal for a large number of previously quite reluctant clubs. La Cadena SER confirms this information as does COPE, who explain that Umtiti would still be pushed out at FC Barcelona . No transfer in sight, however! Catalan media explain that the Frenchman would be open to leaving Barça in this winter transfer window, but only in the form of a loan.

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