Samuel Umtiti is on the way out of Barcelona. The French central defender ony wants to play for a team who are playing in Europe. If he does not, he will not force his departure.
It is obvious that Samuel Umtiti does not count on Xavi Hernandez for next season. In addition, Barca have signings of defensive minded players in Christensen, Kessie and Marcos Alonso signed up. But, in order for them to arrive, players like Umtiti have to leave.
The central defender is aware that he does not have a place in this Barcelona side and he has been offered to play for Girona. The Catalan team have recently got promoted to La Liga and their president is Pere Guardiola, Pep’s brother. “We aren’t ruling out his signing for Girona,” the club said. But the player has other plans and turned down this option.
The footballer has laid down one indispensable condition to leave Barcelona. According to ‘Sport’, the French defender has made it clear that he will only move to a club who are playing in Europe, preferably the Champions League. At the moment, he has turned down all the offers he has received and is waiting at the Camp Nou with a contract which was renewed until 2026.
Barcelona’s big wigs are confident that this summer, Samuel Umtiti will leave Barcelona. That said, they are admitting that it will not be easy at all if we take into account his fitness and list of injuries in the past.