Samuel Umtiti in a party with the Barcelona

AN OLD FRIEND INTO ACTION

Barça's 'surprise' ally to give way to Umtiti

Published:18/07/2021 - 00:03h

Updated:18/07/2021 - 00:03h

Samuel Umtiti is on the starting ramp of FC Barcelona, but the club has had many problems finding a destination for him this summer

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The 'case Umtiti' has turned into a true quebradero of head for the FC Barcelona. The central French has been in the door of exit of the Camp Nou from the past summer and from the offices blaugrana have been looking for him, without success, a new team, but anybody has wanted to receive him: by his little physical reliability, high wage, irregular performance... Among others factors that have influenced to that it was an almost impossible exit.

In spite of this, the Barça needs urgently achieve him a club in this window of transfers, like part of the 'operation gone out' that is carrying the club to be able to reduce the mass salarial, exceeded in this moment. 'Big Sam', with 12 million euros to the year, has one of the highest wages of the staff that does not correspond to the paper that has in the field.

With agreement until the summer of 2023, the French has refused all what has offered him the club to abandon the Camp Nou this summer and the subject paints to be complicated... And it will carry quite time. It does some weeks, had sounded the Olympique Marseilles like one of the interested in doing with his services, in quality of loan, but the negotiations never prospered.

However, can that the Barça have achieved a big ally, also in France. The newspaper 'Sport' has desvelado that in the Lyon trust can give back to Umtiti to the level that had just before the World-wide of Russia 2018, when they began his problems in the knee. The big problem is that they can not assume a traspaso millionaire neither neither a so high index card, as the one who has the central.

The solution of the Lyon

As it has desvelado the half Catalan, from Parc Olympique Lyonnais have a plan to recover to the that went his player between 2011 and 2016. They consider that they can repescar to Umtitu in shape of loan and assume the half of his wage. The rest would correspond him to a Barça that is doing all the possible to reduce his costs in question of wages. Now, it will remain to see the position of the culés and also the one of the footballer of 27 years.

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