Barça: Xavi prepares a bad surprise for this Frenchman


Annoyed by Samuel Umtiti, Barça could make the decision to terminate his contract in the coming weeks.

The “Samuel Umtiti case” is once again making the headlines in Barcelona. The future of the French defender is again in doubt according to information from Sport.es. This Monday, the Catalan media ensures that the leaders of FC Barcelona are considering the termination of Samuel Umtiti’s contract. But before reaching this extreme, the club wants to negotiate his departure this winter. « The club want him to understand that an agreement is necessary because he is only 28 years old and that in another club, he would find a suitable scenario to give new impetus to his career », details the Catalan media.

Samuel Umtiti has a very high salary but his influence in the team is zero. Undermined by injuries, the former Lyonnais has never fully recovered his physical capacities and he poses a problem internally. The club tried to sell him during the summer transfer window, without success. Then the management asked him for a pay cut, which did not happen either. The high-ranking officers can’t take it anymore.

And if Samuel Umtiti saw cause for hope with the arrival on the bench of Xavi, the situation is still at a standstill… The new FC Barcelona coach said he was starting from scratch and that he would give opportunities to the whole team. However, the Frenchman still hasn’t come forward and everything seems to point to a forced departure. Umtiti was in the squad for Xavi’s premiere this weekend, but he didn’t have a second of playing time …



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