Samuel Umtiti, during the presentation in the Gamper


Disappointment in Arsenal for the frustrated 'operation Umtiti'

Published:6/08/2019 - 17:16h

Updated:6/08/2019 - 17:16h

Samuel Umtiti rang to leave FC Barcelona and Arsenal was one of the alternatives. But finally, the French will continue wearing azulgrana

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During a lot of months, the FC Barcelona was behind the signing of Matthijs of Ligt, young defence that shined in the Ajax of Ámsterdam during the past season. To his 19 years, the Dutch defence was considered a signing of present and future by which the Barcelona club was disopuesto to arrive to the 75 million euros because of his projection.

Of course, the arrival of the ex 'ajacied' had supposed the exit of any of the central of the staff and Samuel Umtiti, that went out of a long injury that hardly had left him play the previous campaign, had all the tickets to go out if at the end it arrived Of Ligt. But at the end, the young defender left to the Juventus and the possibility that the Frenchman left banished .

Umtiti Always had it clear. "Have an agreement, seat me happy in Barcelona. Have a season complicated, but no that's why I go to have wishes elsewhere", said at the beginning of summer, adding that "I will be the next season in Barcelona". This yes, the French came under scrutiny of a lot of European teams, being the Arsenal one of them.

It ensures in several sectors of the British press that the londinenses put on the table an offer of some 57 million euros to carry to Umtiti, but that it was refused by the Barça and by the player. Now, the defence Frenchman finds concentrated in United States, what supposes the end of the possibility that Umtiti finish in London, in front of the imminent closing of the market of the Premier League.

From the Thursday, the English teams will not be able to incorporate to new footballers, by what the arrival of Umtiti to the Arsenal gives by impossible. From London, have not hid his disappointment by not being able to see to the French as 'gunner', what has caused stir in the social networks between inflate them of the British team.

Umtiti Wants to go back to the eleven

In the first season of Ernesto Valverde in the FC Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti was an indisputable footballer in the onces of the 'Txingurri', as well as indisputable headline in the French selection. But in the past campaign lost weight in the team and, with his injury, only could play 15 parties. Now, his aim is to recover the titularity that Clément Lenglet​ snatched him does some months.

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