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THE CENTRAL STILL WAITING FOR OFFERS

The name of Samuel Umtiti sounds again in Turkey

Published:18/07/2022 - 23:35h

Updated:18/07/2022 - 23:35h

The future of Samuel Umtiti is still up in the air with less than a month to go before the start of LaLiga. The center-back knows that he does not count for Xavi Hernández and is looking for a team before the possibility of leaving with a letter of freedom from FC Barcelona

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Samuel Umtiti goes back to turn into one of the proper names of the Turkish market for the summer. In past May, the defender Frenchman was linked to clubs like Beşiktaş, Fenerbahçe, Galatasaray and Trabzonspor, but finally did not arrive any offer to the Camp Nou and the central follows without team. To less than three weeks for the beginning of the Superliga Turkish, the one of Yaoundé could reinforce to two groups 'otomanos', as it advances the newspaper 'SPORT'.

While they circulate rumours that approach it again to Turkey, the player of 28 years continues in Italy looking for close his traspaso to some club of the Series To. However, the physical problems of the central complicate even more his mission to find team, since it has not recovered of the all of the fracture in the fifth metatarsiano of the right foot suffered in January, just after renewing agreement with the Barça until 2026.

In this sense, near sources to the changing room culé ensure that the Frenchman did not happen the medical recognition the past week and, thus, did not join to the trainings as if it did it, for example, Miralem Pjanic, the one who also has the gafete of 'descarte', but in spite of this attained to travel to the United States for turns it of pre-season. Instead, Samuel follows enjoying of his holidays in Milan with his future in the 'air'.

Umtiti descartó Play in Turkey in January

The international with France and champion of the world in 2018 descartó leave yielded in January to a Turkish team. By the contrary, preferred to go down his index card to 2.7 million euros and renew until June of 2022 with the Barça, a movement that allowed to inscribe to Ferran Torres and the other wintry signings. For Umtiti, the priority follows aiming to keep in a league 'top' European, but his actuality does not help him in at all.

In addition to his poor physical state, the fault of continuity begins to happen him bill to the Frenchman. In the 2021-22 grieve diputó a party like blaugrana (90 minutes on 12 December 2021 in front of Osasuna, 2-2) and, in the 202021- his performance also was poor (827 minutes in 16 parties). Like this the things, find a club that do charge of his index card luce very complicated. For the Barça, a dismissal with ´letter of freedom' is the most viable option and, until does a pair of weeks, viable for the future of Umtiti. However, a lot of things have changed in little time and, now, the option to go out free luce less tempting.

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