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Imminent departure from Barça: Umtiti, in France to resolve his future

Published:5/07/2022 - 21:10h

Updated:5/07/2022 - 21:10h

In the absence of official confirmation, FC Barcelona has closed the transfer of Samuel Umtiti to Rennes from Ligue 1 for the next season. The central defender was not part of Xavi's plans

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The operation gone out is one of the big priorities of the FC Barcelona in this market of signings. The club is forced to 'undo' of a few footballers to be able to free the space and generate 'fair play' financial that will allow the incorporations of the players that has asked Xavi Hernández to reinforce his team in the season 2022-2023.

The trainer egarense has been very clear with his plans. When it finished the 21-22 communicated to several players that did not have they and that they had to look for a team for the next season. Samuel Umtiti Was the first in attending the called and now is about to to confirm his exit of the Spotify Camp Nou, although has agreement until 2026.

Of agreement to the last informations, the central French is to a step to close his return to Tie it 1. The Rennes will do with his services of face to the campaign 2022-23 in quality of loan. It has the apyo absolute of the trainer, Bruno Genesio, the one who confirmed that Umtiti can be a key player in his team.

"It is a player that know perfectly. I have had it in the period of training and afterwards in the first team of the Lyon and this creates a bond", announced Genesio, adding that "all know his history, his qualities, the setbacks that had the past year, but keeps on being a player of a lot of level, and interest us the players of a lot of level".

The Barça will pay a percentage of the wage

The agreement between the Barcelona entity and Rennes will close in the next hours and the Barça engages to pay a percentage of the wage of the central of 28 years, that is at present of four million net euros. The figure was considerably greater, but in January accessed to a reduction of his wage that allowed to the club inscribe to Ferran Torres in LaLiga.

'SPORT' Has indicated that they do not know the details of the cession of Umtiti, but foresees that the agreement include an option of purchase no compulsory at the end of the season 2022-23. The Barça wants to that the traspaso was definite, but know that it is a mission complicated by the figure that wins the footballer.

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