Samuel Umtiti will go away FC Barcelona this summer season and is most certainly headed for Italy, claims a neighborhood report in Catalonia.
Deeming the information to be official, SPORT says that, “The French central defender is not living up to what is expected of an FC Barcelona central defender” and “has already been told by the club that a way out must be sought”.
“Both parties, aware of the upcoming irregular market, believe that the best option would be a transfer,” it’s continued, with a loan to an Italian outfit akin to Napoli tipped as a very good risk for the World Cup winner if a everlasting sale can’t be organized.
“In Italy, with less dynamic soccer than the rest of the big leagues,” it’s harshly written, “Umtiti would be more protected by his teammates and would not be as exposed,” as has been seen in La Liga.
Initially impressing when becoming a member of from Lyon in 2016, Umtiti has declined by fixed accidents and completed the recently-concluded La Liga season on the bench whereas unavailable for choice.
Regardless of quite a few knee knocks, he has frequently refused to bear an operation inflicting friction between himself and the membership. Within the meantime, within the plans of each Ernesto Valverde and his successor Quique Setien, he has been ousted by compatriot Clement Lenglet, who now companions La Masia legend Gerard Pique on the again line.
With Ronald Araujo and one other French prospect Jean-Clair Todibo on the rise too, Umtiti has change into surplus to necessities and taking his lofty wage off the payroll could be welcomed at an economically-sensitive time akin to that which European soccer giants at the moment reside by.
Lastly, Barcelona even have eyes for reinforcements akin to Manchester Metropolis’s Eric Garcia, who was as soon as on their books as a youth participant.
If Garcia arrives, SPORT predicts that he’ll steadily be bedded in and performed to provide relaxation to Lenglet and Pique, the latter of whom he’s seen as the final word successor to heading right into a interval of transition early this decade.
If returning to full health in August, then, Umtiti’s final performances in Blaugrana might come within the Champions League knockout phases.