Samuel Umtiti is ready to leave FC Barcelona

Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona during the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF.
(Feb. 14, 2020 – Source: Getty Images Europe)

According to SER Catalunya, FC Barcelona center back, Samuel Umtiti has agreed to look for a move away from Camp Nou in this transfer window.

Samuel Umtiti is willing to leave the Catalan club after he was told by the newly appointed coach, Ronald Koeman, that he doesn’t count on the defender for the next season. FC Barcelona is looking looking for a good transfer option for the player.

The 26-year-old recently renewed with Barça on a long term deal, with an estimated salary of 12 million euros per year. However, the former Lyon man has been affected by a knee problem since winning the World Cup with the National team.

Per the same report, the Catalan club wants to get rid of his high wages and are willing to let him leave for free unless a firm offer arrives. Moreover, it remains to be seen that if the player would waive off the part of the salary remaining in his contract.