Barcelona reported to tell Samuel Umtiti to find a new club this summer after the French national team player Ronald Koeman considered it an excess of demands. The 27-year-old footballer was connected with moving to a number of Premier League teams together with “Lyon”.
According to: Sports diary, “Barcelona” has told the Frenchman that he is no longer part of their plans for next season, he should leave “Camp Nou” this summer.
The Catalans have already signed Manchester City defender Eric Garcia on a free transfer, reportedly aiming for the sensation of “Sicily” les Yul Kaunde.
Samuel Eto’o joined Barcelona in the summer of 2016 after a series of impressive performances for French side Lyon. The defender played a key role in winning La Liga in the 2017-18 և 2018-19 seasons.
Umtiti’s progress at Barcelona was hampered by repeated injuries. The winner of the French World Cup in 2018, after the arrival of Clement Langlett from Seville, dropped the order to play in Barcelona.
The 27-year-old has made just 26 appearances for Barcelona in La Liga in his last two seasons at the club. Re reports suggest that Samuel Eto’o wants to stay at Barcelona and fight for his place in the starting line-up next season.
Ronald Koeman, however, wants to sell Samuel Eto’o this summer to raise funds for new contracts. Barcelona’s current financial situation is likely to force them to part with a number of star players to balance the books.
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Arsenal and Manchester United have previously expressed interest in Umtiti. In the last two transfer windows, Arsenal have parted ways with David Luiz, Sead Kolasinac, Socrates and Shkodran Mustafi. Therefore, the “armed forces” will be desperate to get a defender this summer.
On the other hand, “Manchester United” intends to acquire a high-quality defender from his partner Harry Maguire in the center of defense next season. The physical presence and pace of Samuel Eto’o make him an ideal candidate for Manchester United this summer.
However, problems with the defender’s knees could be a temptation for the team Premier League: The giants և, therefore, moving to his former club “Lyon” now seems more realistic.