Ernesto Valverde in the bench of the FC Barcelona


The three alternatives of the Barça in front of the new absence of Samuel Umtiti

Published:30/11/2018 - 16:47h

Updated:30/11/2018 - 16:47h

The FC Barcelona will lose to Samuel Umtiti by injury during some weeks more, and already prepares to face another important period without the French. There is three possible solutions for Ernesto Valverde, although only two of them are immediate

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His recovery was a pleasant news does some days and even went back to play against the Athletic of Madrid, but Samuel Umtiti is again ofdrop . The French noticed annoyances in his knees in the previous training to the clash of Champions against the PSV Eindhoven, what has given step to another evaluation of his physical state and to the immediate start of a conservative treatment to treat of revertirlas.

The one of Yaundé will not happen, for the moment, by the operating theatre, but the club already has specified that will be "several absent" weeks. This involves that it is necessary to look for urgent solutions, and more explaining that the calendar does not detain and that the injuries are not respecting, for nothing, to the Catalans in what it goes of course, of the that already has contested the first third. Gerard Hammered and Clément Lenglet have remained solos once again.

In the immediate horizon of the Catalans appear several parties of LaLiga, Champions and Glass of Rey, beginning by the Villarreal (home, 2 December). After the duel against the castellonenses, the Cultural Leonese (home, 5 December), the Espanyol (was, 8 December), the Tottenham (home, 11 December), the Raise (was, 16 December) and the Celtic of Vigo (home, 22 December) will close the 2018. There are three alternatives for Ernesto Valverde, that will have to surpass again another examination without the Frenchman.

The options of the Barça to relieve to Umtiti

The filial

The filial offers the most immediate spare for Umtiti, and in fact Ernesto Valverde has called to Chumi in the turn to the work after the free day. The Galician already was to the orders of the Txingurri during the time in which they coincided the absences of the lionés and Thomas Vermaelen, and everything aims to that it will be again the elected to complete the announcements and be the first alternative from the bench.

Thomas Vermaelen 

The own Vermaelen encara already the straight final of his recovery, and in some days would be smart to go back to get dressed of shortNot to risk with a footballer that has a delicate record regarding injuries, the forecasts have signalled to the duel of Glass of the King of the next day 5, although it will be necessary to see if the one of Kapellen does not arrive to the meeting against the Villarreal in the Camp Nou. The technicians pretend to do him play when it was necessary and treat to keep the continuity that attained the past campaign.


This possibility is prepared to the detail, with the only problem that is blocked until January. What is clear is that, pass or no Umtiti by the operating theatre, can not finish the season with so much uncertainty with regard to the central, since the Barça aspires to all the titles and any setback can be determinant. With the aim to reinforce without interrupting the planning, the bet would go through the cession or the temporary signing of some veteran with experience and quality contrasted.

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