LECCE WANTS TO RETAIN HIM
Umtiti, from a problem to a real solution for Barça to earn money
Published:13/02/2023 - 14:47h
Updated:13/02/2023 - 14:47h
Although everything seemed to indicate that the return of Umtiti to Barça after his transfer to Lecce would mean new problems for the board, the good moment that the Frenchman is experiencing could end up favoring the Catalans
After living an authentic ordeal after his renewal and back injury, the exit that found the FC Barcelona for the case of Samuel Umtiti was to yield him to the Lecce, where would have greater opportunities to see minutes of game with regularity. In spite of the doubts to the start, the French began to obtain prominence of progressive way, consolidating as a solid defensive piece in the eleven of Marco Baroni.
His arrival to the Italian team seemed the last option after several teams refused to receive him in front of his constant problems with the injuries. But now, everything seems to indicate that it finds in full fitness, to the point that the picture salentino wants to follow having his services of face to the next season, taking in account the defensive guarantees that the Frenchman has contributed in his last presentations.
Once culminated this course, 'Big Sam' will be returning to the City Condal, where the managerial will have to find a solution for his case, that to the moment to agree his loan lucía practically impossible. Now, it could opt by another type of operations that can be beneficial for the club, remembering that at present it is the Barça the one who pays the whole of his wage, but with discounts in function of the parties contested.
Now, with the interest of the salentinos in following having Umtiti, could produce a more favourable stage for the Barcelona team, so much in case to extend his cession as if the French finishes leaving to another club during the summer. In fact, in accordance with the newspaper 'Sport', the Frenchman could have other options to remain in the Italian football and even some from Tie it 1 for 'repatriate him'.
The plan of the Barça
Meanwhile, from the Barcelona executive train see with good eyes the performance that continues showing Umtiti, that has been key to keep to the Lecce moved away of the places of descent in the Italian championship. The defender has agreement with the Barcelona until the summer of 2026, by what the plan would consist in a contractual rescission during the window estival that would leave him in freedom to decide his future, saving the payment of his index card.