Samuel Umtiti, player of the FC Barcelona


Umtiti is in Italy waiting to resolve his future

Published:17/07/2022 - 18:12h

Updated:17/07/2022 - 18:12h

After being ruled out by Xavi Hernández in the call-up for the club's American tour, Umtiti is enjoying his days in Italy. Now, during his stay in Milan, the central defender hopes to resolve his future

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The stage of Samuel Umtiti in the FC Barcelona will come to an end during this summer. The central French is one of the big victims of the defence of the square directed by Xavi Hernández, those who already have incorporated to Andreas Christensen and expect to follow concretising the arrival of more reinforcements with Jules Koundé like the favourite of the egarense. By this reason, the French, whose participation in the last seasons has been totally testimonial, will change of 'airs' in the weeks to come.

In this sense, from his natal country several clubs showed interest in doing with his services, and the Rennes was very near to close his signing. However, his arrival to the Stade of the Route of Lorient fell to last moment, what shot the rumours on the physical state of the player since several informations ensured that Samuel did not happen the medical proofs, reason whereby the square directed by Bruno Génésio there would be descartado his incorporation. Nevertheless, the protagonists of said 'serial' went out to deny all report them, affirming that these were totally false.

Now, from the entity barcelonista have sent him a quite clear message when leaving it out of the announcement for turns it American that will face the blaugranas during the next weeks. Xavi Hernández has ensured him that it does not go in in his planning for the following season and that if it wants to see again minutes will have to look for a new team, reason whereby has not included him in the expedition culé that at present finds in Miami. In the meantime, the central has published a photography in where it sees him enjoying of his free days in Milan.

During his stay in the country transalpino, Umtiti expects to define his next destination with the greater prontitud possible. And it is that his future finds 'agrounded', mainly, by his antecedents with the injuries. In spite of having recessed his emolumentos in his last renewal with the Barça, the defender grieve has competed to the first level along the last campaigns because of his problems of knee, what has prevented that the clubs try to do with his services when existing doubts on his physicist.

A stage desilusionante

The true is that the step of Umtiti in the City Condal is increasingly near to culminate. The central joined to the rows of the Catalan group in the season 2016-2017 and his impact in the team was immediate. The French knew to do with a place in the eleven initial of the square and aimed to be a central of period for the Barcelona institution. His performance in the World-wide of Russia 2018 was consagratoria and the expectations with him were by the 'skies', but the injuries had other plans for the footballer. The defender has not recovered the good feelings after suffering problems in the knee during the season 2018-2019, and only has contested 50 parties in 4 seasons.

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