Barcelona will insist on selling Samuel Umtiti at the end of the season, according to reports from the Spanish media today.
Newspaper AS says the Catalan have already started working on the transfer market by telling potential bidders they’re taking offers for the defender next summer.
There’s one specific suitor named in this story, which are Arsenal. But it doesn’t mean the Gunners are 100% keen on bidding for the Frenchman.
It’s claimed that all clubs who have been interested are requiring a medical checkup on his right knee, which has been causing him trouble for a while now.
AS writes that Umtiti pays for his stubbornness for not having gone under surgery back in 2018.
Now he’s constantly in pain and can’t play three games in a row. That’s definitely something that Arsenal should know about.
That’s why they say the sale is ‘non-viable’ for Barça, as the Camp Nou side continue to look for interested clubs.
Umtiti has only made 16 appearances for them this season so far.