The marriage between FC Barcelona and Samuel Umtiti (28) is finally about to divorce!
As the French sports newspaper “L’Equipe” reports, the central defender has now decided to leave the LaLiga club.
He would not have had a sporting future with the Catalans anyway. The 2018 world champion is among players who have been suggested by Barça bosses to leave the club this summer.
According to “L’Equipe”, Umtiti is aiming for a move to his French homeland or to Italy. He already has several options, the report said. An interested club was not named.
However, Umtiti hopes to finalize his move by July 4th. Then Barça starts the pre-season, in which he no longer wants to participate.
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The Frenchman joined the Spaniards from Olympique Lyon in 2016. At that time, Barça paid a transfer fee of 25 million euros. However, he was denied a breakthrough and has rarely been used in recent seasons. His market value (source: transfermarkt.de) has now fallen to two million euros.
Will he be able to start again at another club soon?