Samuel Umtiti, during a training with the Barça


Samuel Umtiti is now 27 years old... Will he come back to play with the Barça?

Published:14/11/2020 - 13:37h

Updated:14/11/2020 - 13:37h

Samuel Umtiti keeps months working to piecework in a recovery that seems endless. This Saturday is 27 years old, and many people ask if he will come back to dress the Barcelona T-shirt

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It does some years, Samuel Umtiti was considered one of the best head offices of the world. It does not do so much of this. In summer of 2018, 'Big Sam' won the World-wide being an indisputable pillar in the France of Didier Deschamps and, few days afterwards, the FC Barcelona accessed to sign with him a renewal multimillionaire to equalise like this what offered him clubs like the Manchester United, had to pay more than 60 millions by him and to cover him of gold.

Two years and half afterwards, Umtiti is not neither a shadow of what went. The continuous problems of knee have him mermado along a time in which hardly it has been able to play and, when it has done it, has noticed him lacking of competitive rhythm. The FC Barcelona already has tried traspasarle in the last windows of the market of signings, but there is not any willing club to pay his desorbitado wage and less seeing his current situation.

In this context, Samuel Umtiti has fulfilled this Saturday 14 November 27 years, the one who a lot of consider the best age for a footballer of elite. If of a normal player treated , would find to these heights in the best years of his professional life. In fact, can that it still was to time of enderezar his sportive career if it solves of form milagrosa his physical problems.

It seems difficult, however, that go to have a lot of more continuity in the FC Barcelona. Although it is true that Ronald Koeman walks scarce of head offices, the Barça already has put looks it in Eric García to sign him this winter or next summer, and will follow explaining in the next years with Gerard Hammered that it finish to renew, the same that Lenglet, and with Ronald Araújo that it has to go to more once recovered of his injury.

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The time has happened and Umtiti has remained without place and without opportunities. Koeman Does not have he, although fruit of the need could range him in any of the next parties if the defender Frenchman receives the high medical. To this last holds Umtiti, that wants to remain in the Camp Nou at all costs. 'Big Sam' knows that, if has some opportunity and takes advantage of it, the horizon could change.

In this world of mirages, of oasis and continuous deserts as it is the football, everything can vary with a sputtering of fingers. And Umtiti holds precisely to this magic futbolística, to the possibility, by remote that it was, that his note of aeroplane far of Barcelona still was not sealed. It carries all the month of November training with the group, and is not descabellado that receive the high doctor to be in Wanda Metropolitan on 20 November. From here, Koeman will decide if it ranges him, or no, in front of the new team of Luis Suárez.

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