Samuel Umtiti during a party of pre-season of the Barça


The hint of Rennes on the signing of Umtiti

Published:3/07/2022 - 16:21h

Updated:3/07/2022 - 16:22h

Bruno Génésio, Rennes coach, has requested the signing of Samuel Umtiti for this summer. The Lyon coach shared with the central defender at Olympique while he was assistant coach for 'Les Lions' between 2011 and 2016, for which he knows him very well

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The FC Barcelona has found a new alternative to the future of Samuel Umtiti. The central is a descarte fixed of Xavi Hernández for the 2022-23 and will not be present in the first week of the pre-season, in which it expects resolve his traspaso to some French club. In this sense, 'L'Instrument' confirmed that the Stade Rennes is interested in fichar to the central to request of the technician Bruno Génésio, with the one who coincided in the Olympique Lyon.

Umtiti Debuted like professional in 'Them Lions' in the season 2011-12, when Génésio was trainer attach of the míster Rémi Garde. The today DT of the Rennes formed part of the technical body of the Lyon until 2016, year in that it did charge of the bench of the club. In 2019 it left to China by two years, returning to France in 2021 with the Rennes. Now, the technician and the central could reecontrarse, for relief of the Barça.

This week, the managerial culé expects to resolve the exit of Umtiti and of Rey Manaj, player that is very near to leave to the Getafe. In the case of Samuel, the most viable option seems a no compulsory conveyance with option to buy in which the Rennes assume the whole of his wage. The player of 28 renewed in January until 2026 to go down his index card to 3 million net euros to the year, an adjust salarial that allowed to inscribe to Ferrán Torres.

On the defender of Yaundé, Génésio said that it is a player that knows perfectly. "I have had it in the period of training and afterwards in the first team of the Lyon and this creates a bond. 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 like him", explained the trainer of 55 years.

Umtiti, option to replace to Nayef Aguerd

The Rennes would be interested in the cession with option to purchase of Umtiti to replace to Nayef Aguerd. The Moroccan left to the West Ham in return of 35 million euros after contesting 3.548 minutes in 40 parties of the 2021-22 in which it added 4 goals and 3 assistances. The ones of Génésio will contest the phase of groups of the Europe League after culminating the past season in the fourth place of Tie it 1. It will accept Umtiti the offer of the Rennes? The Barça bets to the success of this negotiation to focus in the exits of Óscar Mignueza, Riqui Puig, Francisco Trincao and Net, last of the 'desconvocados' of the first week of pre-season.

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