Samuel Umtiti, jugador del Barça cedido en el Lecce


Samuel Umtiti, after leaving Barça: "I wanted to enjoy football again"

Published:27/08/2022 - 00:51h

Updated:27/08/2022 - 00:51h

After confirming his transfer to US Lecce, from FC Barcelona, Samuel Umtiti has offered some statements in which he has made clear his ambition and enthusiasm for playing in the Serie A team

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Samuel Umtiti already has happened his medical recognition and is, to all the effects, new player of the US Lecce by the season 2022-2023. The FC Barcelona confirmed his cession during this week and assumes the whole of his index card, with a compensation by the parties that contest in the Series To, but for the footballer of 28 years supposes a new beginning of his career.

It is not a secret for anybody that the last years of Umtiti have been, as little, complicated. By his problems in the knee, was remaining in the forget for the Barcelona after having turned into one of the central with more projection in 2018. Now, it has recalado in a recently risen club to the Series To, with the same illusion and, especially, ambition to go back to enjoy in the football.

The player has showed very ilusionado in his first days in Apulia. The recibimiento has been very improtante and Umtiti has arrived until thrilling . After surpassing the medical review, has offered an interview to Gianluca Gave Marzio in which it has reviewed how has lived his exit of the Barça and his way until arriving to the Lecce. It thinks that it is an important step for his career.

"I spoke with the directive of the Lecce and darse that east was the club that would go me well", has said the new player 'giallorosso', explaining that "they found the suitable words and understood that we share the same values. I think that it is something very important because I looked for tranquility, humble people to work with serenity".

New opportunity in Italy

The one of Yaundé recognised that, although it did not know Lecce, already had advanced him that they went him to receive with a lot of affection if it arrived to fichar by the team trained by Marco Baroni: "it did not know Lecce, but my Italian friends spoke me well of the city. They said me: "you will see that the fanatical will receive you with affection". And afterwards that the food is very good in Lecce", confessed.

By in front, now it has an enormous challenge and a clear aim: go back to feel important and enjoy of his profession, something that had not achieved in the Barça from does time: "Have good feelings. I carry years very complicated going out and want to re-discover the pleasure to play to the football. I want to play, speak and live the football... It is the most important for me. I expect to do a good season with the Lecce".

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