Man Utd, Arsenal defensive target decides Barcelona future

Date published: Sunday 9th June 2019 4:15

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Samuel Umtiti seems to have ruled out a transfer to a Premier League club after insisting he will remain at Barcelona next season.

Umtiti has slipped down the pecking order at Barcelona this season, due to injury problems and the form of summer signing Clement Lenglet, who has established himself as the first-choice partner for Gerard Pique.

Consequently, it was claimed that Barca could look to cash in on the Frenchman after three years at Camp Nou – but reports have suggested the Catalan club are not prepared to let him leave on the cheap.

And amid further reports that Umtiti is one of nine players that Barca are prepared to sell this summer as they book to build a squad capable of challenging at home and in Europe, the defender found himself mentioned as a top target for both Arsenal and United this summer.

However, it doesn’t seem like Umtiti will be going anywhere this summer, after the former Lyon defender, currently on international with his country, stated his intentions to remain at the Nou Camp.

“I have a contract, I feel happy in Barcelona,” he told RTL France. “I had a complicated season, but I will still be at Barcelona next season.”

 

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