A CASE OF STUDY
Umtiti and Barça: a 'life sentence' for the culers
Published:11/06/2021 - 23:00h
Updated:12/08/2021 - 18:12h
The Samuel Umtiti and Barça thing is a horror story that seems to have no end soon. The blaugrana have been condemned
A wage of twelve million euros by year, high accounts by injuries and a sinfín of disappointments (and 'gifts' for the rivals, especially in the last season) has been what has left Samuel Umtiti in his go through the FC Barcelona that, save to a big surprise, will not culminate this season.
The case of the central French is a headache for the entity blaugrana, one of those that does not have antidote and to the that have to learn to coexist with him because, unless it occur a miracle, remains by long. It is, definitely, one of the best ways to describe what happens with Umtiti in the Barça, a player that proasted to cost 70 millions (in December of 2018) to be valued in eight 'kilos', according to the figures that handles 'Transfermarket'.
The curious is that his value of market is inferior to what perceives by season in the City Condal, a figure of 12 millions that is inexplicable for the club, the fanatical and any one that take two minutes to study the exert of Umtiti in the Camp Nou because yes, has suffered a sinfín of injuries and physical problems, but from two years ago (or little more) has turned into a load for the Barça, inasumible in this condition.
His knee is his main and worse enemy. Since it decided not going through the operating theatre has not achieved to recover completely and his performance has gone in free fall (indetenible). In the course that finish to finish, did not happen so much time in the infirmary, but finished punished in the bench during big part of the year. When Ronald Koeman bet by him, especially to give him rest to the players titled, disappointed and left in evidence his big lacks (in front of the Granada, the main proof).
Of there that the blaugrana are forced to find a formula to undo of him in this summer, although the reality is that Umtiti would not have intentions to abandon the Camp Nou for the moment, with the illusion to go back to be headline and show his potential (something that, seen the seen, already will be impossible).
An unsustainable situation
It is more than evident that the Barça is not in conditions to keep an index card of 12 million euros, to what has to add him his treatments and processes of recovery. However, have a big problem: there are not offers by him and will be difficult, by not saying impossible, look for him an exit.
The summer happened the Lyon interested in carrying him again to France, but in the team concerned of his physical problems (a situation more than intelligible). This year, it has spoken of the interest of the Manchester United, but have cooled the rumours and everything seems to indicate that, at the end of the day, the Barça has achieved with a perpetual chain with Umtiti.