August 4, 2021

Mercato: between Umtiti and Bara, the tension mounts! – Soccer

Despite a contract until June 2023, central defender Samuel Umtiti is no longer in the plans of FC Barcelona. To make him leave, the Catalan club asks the former Lyonnais to lower his salary. Except that for his part, the French has no intention of accepting the requests of his leaders.

Samuel Umtiti, a tense Barcelona situation.

The situation is becoming more and more tense between Samuel Umtiti and FC Barcelona. Mined by physical problems in recent years, the central defender has only played 13 games this season in La Liga.

In this position, the French international is no longer in the plans of his trainer Ronald Koeman and finds himself, once again, pushed towards the exit by the Blaugrana in this summer transfer window.

Umtiti does not intend to leave …

According to information from the Catalan daily Sport this Sunday, the recent 3rd in Liga asks the former Lyonnais, under contract until June 2023, to lower his salary in order to facilitate his departure, in particular in the event of a loan . The president of Bara Joan Laporta also intends to repeat this request at a future meeting between the two parties.

Except that for his part, the 27-year-old refuses, for the moment, to make this financial effort. And in reality, Umtiti totally refuses to hear about a drop in his moluments and has absolutely no intention of packing his bags. Always ambitious, the native of Yaound does not want to surrender and still has the ambition to win Barcelona.

The Bara gets annoyed …

In the grip of financial difficulties, the Catalan club can not afford to pay so much the Habs, now considered the 5th central defender in the hierarchy of Koman. Thus, annoyed by this situation, the management of Bara would study all the possibilities on the legal level, with in particular the very extreme assumption of a termination of the contract of Umtiti.

Obviously, Laporta will not favor this option and hopes to be able to find a compromise and then send him to another team. During this transfer period, Olympique Lyonnais and Olympique de Marseille notably inquired about the situation of the world champion. But for now, Umtiti’s stubbornness thwarts Barcelona’s plans …

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