Foot OL – Umtiti et le Barça sont prêts à supplier l’OL – Olympique Lyonnais

Again pushed towards the exit, Samuel Umtiti agrees to leave FC Barcelona this summer. The central defender and his leaders are looking for a solution, mainly in France where Olympique Lyonnais have always opened the door to their former player. But so far, no leads have come to fruition.

Since this winter, Samuel Umtiti and FC Barcelona have been on the same wavelength. The centre-back and his superiors agreed it was best to part ways. A departure was possible in January but his foot injury had prevented any exit. So a few months later, the two parties are busy trying to find a solution. None of their efforts have borne fruit so far, we learn from Mundo Deportivo, who have been told by the player’s clan and management that it is difficult to find a club capable of accepting their different demands.

Samuel Umtiti has however been the subject of a few approaches in recent months, mainly in Ligue 1. Still according to the Catalan media, the most concrete track led to Olympique Lyonnais who never closed the door to him. A return to his training club was already mentioned last summer, but his imposing salary was an obstacle. Since then, the Frenchman has smoothed his income over the duration of his new lease. And would even be ready to further reduce his emoluments in order to find playing time.

Nice is interested

As a reminder, Samuel Umtiti has only played one La Liga game this season. But despite his efforts and discussions with President Jean-Michel Aulas, no agreement was reached. We can still wonder if Olympique Lyonnais really wants to recover its former central defender, whose physical condition and level are unknown. In any case, Barça and its undesirable, also followed by OGC Nice, remain deadlocked.

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