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OFFICIAL! Barça confirms the transfer of Samuel Umtiti to Lecce

Published:25/08/2022 - 10:50h

Updated:25/08/2022 - 15:20h

FC Barcelona has issued a statement to confirm the transfer of Samuel Umtiti to Lecce in Serie A. The Barça team will take over the majority of the French footballer's file

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The FC Barcelona has confirmed the cession of Samuel Umtiti to the US Lecce of the Series To to the end of season, in principle. The Barcelona club has arrived to an agreement so that the central French play in the Italian group, holding responsible of a big part of his wage in the next months with a formula so that the ones of the region of Apulia them 'compensate' afterwards.

The confirmation of the traspaso has arrived after a few days of negotiation, but the reality is that the Barça transmitted to Umtiti that did not have he from before the end of season 2021-2022, something that was not a surprise. Xavi Hernández, from his arrival, left clear that the French was not between his plans and that it had to look for a road of leakage so prompt as it was possible, but has not been up to now that it has concretised .

The Lecce, that finish to rise to the First Division of the Italian football, wants a central of maximum category to try keep in the Series To. Samuel Umtiti, that has gone of more to less from his arrival to the Barça, will have the responsibility to reinforce a defence in which right now Alexis Blin or Federico Baschirotto are the big leading.

Good operation of the Barça?

The big aim with the exit of Samuel Umtiti has been to free a gap in the staff, put the reality is that the Barça will not win at all with his cession to the Lecce, not even the saving of his wage. The culés will assume it almost in his whole, as it has desvelado in the last days, and negotiated a formula to be 'compensated' economically by the parties that play in the Series To.

Like this then , the team directed by Marco Baroni will do with the services of a Champion of the World (in 2018) that, although it was one of the central more promising in this moment, has gone remaining in the ostracism by his durable physical problems, that have condemned him in his career futbolística. The Barça, on the other hand, 'undoes' of one of the big quebraderos of head of Joan Laporta and company.

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