Samuel Umtiti, during a match with the FC Barcelona this season


Barça's final decision on the future of Umtiti

Published:23/05/2020 - 22:02h

Updated:24/05/2020 - 07:51h

Samuel Umtiti is one of the players of the Barça that more rumours has woken up about his future, but finally seems that it goes to remain

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When it finish the season and the yielded go back to the FC Barcelona, the Barcelona club will have an important 'overbooking' in the staff, that will have to lighten so much to reduce the mass salarial as to avoid have to footballers that do not have minutes. The priority will be to give off of players whose index card is high and that are not indispensable, as they can be Ivan Rakitic or Arturo Vidal.

In this group also went in Samuel Umtiti, that had been linked with possible operations of exchange of footballers​ with the Juventus of Turín or the Inter of Milan. But it seems that the plans have changed with the central frank-Cameroonian. According to the informations published by the newspaper 'Mark', the FC Barcelona has decided finally remain with him of face to the next season.

Said decision would have taken in base to two factors that have finish being determinants. The first is the posture of the footballer, that is totally enrocado in the determination of not changing of airs this summer. Umtiti Has repeated by active and by passive that is to taste in the Camp Nou and that does not think to listen offers of another club, something that reduces a lot the possibilities to sell him except sudden change.

The second factor that would have weighed in the hour to take the decision of not selling to the defence Frenchman has been the change that there was in the Barcelona bench the past month of January, when Quique Setién relieved to Ernesto Valverde. It sucedido During the last months has given step to an evidence and is that the change of role of Umtiti has been total and absolute.

Splitting of the base that Gerard Hammered is intocable in the central axis, with the Txingurri was Clément Lenglet the one who was consolidated like the couple of the Catalan in the saga. Nevertheless, the arrival of Setién did that the French lost leadership and that Umtiti began to recover the place. With the Cantabrian, the frank-Cameroonian always has been headline in key parties as in front of the Naples or the Real Madrid.

Fortresses and weaknesses of Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti showed in the past that can be one of the best central defences of the world, but his problems of knee mermaron substantially his performance until the point to convert him of a reference in the position to a player that not even was indisputable. To day of today, still there are hopes to recover his best version, the one of this central fast, powerful and of big technical quality. But he also has to show that it can go back to be the one who was.

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