Samuel Umtiti durante un partido del Lecce

BARÇA WORKS ON THE START OF 'BIG SAM'

Italy, France or Turkey: The possible destinations of Samuel Umtiti

Published:16/06/2023 - 17:43h

Updated:16/06/2023 - 17:43h

The sale of Samuel Umtiti will probably be one of the first operations that FC Barcelona will complete this summer, although the destination is still unclear. The central defender returns from his loan at US Lecce and does not enter into Xavi Hernández's plans

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In the FC Barcelona are conscious that yes or yes is necessary to speed up the operation gone out, no only with the players that are in the current staff of Xavi Hernández, but also with which return after completing his respective cessions. Samuel Umtiti is one of them and the sportive direction is working so that his 'folder' resolve as soon as possible, put does not go in in the plans of the club for the next season.

The central returns of his cession in the US Lecce, after a year in which, as he same has recognised, has gone back to feel footballer. It turned into a very regular player, went back to add minutes and be important in the plans of his team, something that had not achieved in the Barça. It was the leader of the defence and a key piece to attain the salvation, but the picture of Apulia is not in the capacity to retain him.

Umtiti Looks for new team

The defender of 29 years is in the research of a new destination and already has the first beaux. For the Barcelona entity is a priority achieve his definite sale and generate income so that 'help' in the Fair Play financial, by what will avoid to repeat the formula with which went out in the past season, in which the club paid his index card and saw benefited by a percentage by the quantity of parties contested.

In this sense, the Barça will bet by 'undo' definitively of 'Big Sam' and, according to an information of the journalist Matteo Moretto, in 'Relief', has options of recalar in France, with the Olympique of Lyon very attentive to his situation of face to a possible 'second dance'. It is worth it to remember that it already went through the rows of the French group between 2012 and 2018, before recalar in the City Condal. Likewise, the Besiktas of Turkey would be interested in his traspaso and from Italy several clubs keep the interest.

Besiktas, allied of the Barça?

Of agreement to the information of the before quoted sources, the picture blaugrana has kept conversations with the Besiktas by Umtiti and have appeared other names on the table, as the one of Alex Hill and Sergiño Dest, two players that will return to the club after his loans and to which will look for them new destination. It exists the possibility that it arm a 'package' so that the Catalans give off of his 'descartes', although it still is very soon to take out conclusions.

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