According to ‘L’Equipe’, the central defender is finalizing his departure to France or Italy with several options open
Finally it seems that the transfer will be the decided option to formalize the operation
Samuel Umtiti I would be close to leaving Barça. According to ‘L’Equipe’, the French central defender is already finalizing his departure from the Blaugrana team and has several options that he is studying to play next season.
Your destination will be France or Italy and His environment hopes to finalize the operation before the Blaugrana club starts the preseason on July 4 pNow you don’t have to show up for training anymore. Umtiti practically considers his time at Barça to be over and has already accepted that he must leave because he won’t have any minutes.
THE PLAN FOR YOUR DEPARTURE
Umtiti and Barça have been studying various formulas to find an exit that would not harm anyone financially. A contract termination was considered if a club could compensate him for his salary and thus definitively disassociate himself from the Blaugrana entity, but finally it seems that everything will be done through a transfer in which, most likely, Barça will have to collaborate in salary. Despite everything, Umtiti’s figures were reduced after his contract extension last January in which the center-back agreed to spread his salary over more seasons.
The French footballer feels ready and fully restored to give a new impetus to his sports career. He believes that his knee problems have passed and he hopes to have regularity to play minutes away from the Camp Nou and be able to be reborn. In France, Olympique de Marseille and Nice had shown interest in him and last summer both Rome and Lazio were willing to bid. Fiorentina are also interested in a loan.