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Barça wants a left-footed central defender and contemplates the return of Umtiti

Published:17/02/2023 - 10:41h

Updated:17/02/2023 - 11:13h

New information ensures that Barça's desire is to incorporate a left-footed central defender into their discipline and among the list of possibilities is Samuel Umtiti thanks to his good moment in Italy

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The defence of the FC Barcelona has kept to the height in LaLiga and only has allowed seven annotations in 21 parties, a record figure that directs to Marc-André ter Stegen to his first Prize Zamora like culé. However, although the saga is solid in the local tournament, the sportive direction and the technical body understand that it still has to reinforce some sectors.

For anybody is a secret that Xavi considers necessary to incorporate a right side of guarantees, since so much Jules Koundé like Ronald Araújo have had to work as 'covered' by the band in what it goes of course. Added to this, the exit of Gerard Hammered in November left opened a vacancy inside the staff that the own trainer wishes to fill with a central.

A priori, the posture of the technician goes through fichar a left-handed defender that can contribute this profile that nowadays does fault inside the plantel. Names like Iñigo Martínez or Evan N'Dicka keep on the table like futuribles, although a new information sustains that the Barça would be contemplating to an old known to do act of presence inside the club.

According to the journalist Alfredo Martínez, the culés would have in his list the return of Samuel Umtiti, the one who is leaving good feelings in Italy. "The Barça is looking for a central left-handed of face to the next season. Umtiti Could be an option. It has recovered his best form in the Lecce. It feels very well and still it has agreement in the Barça", aimed the relator of 'Wave Zero'.

Inopportune returns?

In addition to the possible return of Umtiti, also is on the table the turn of Clément Lenglet, the one who is not being absolute protagonist for Antonio Conte in the Tottenham. The French also is left-handed and keeps a valid agreement until 2026 with the Barcelona, what keeps him tied by the following three season. Sergiño Dest, that does life in the AC Milan, neither is indisputable and could go back at the end of the course. It will be necessary to see which decisions takes the Managerial Board but seems little likely that any remain in the discipline blaugrana in the 2023/24.

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