The crazy Umtiti rumor at OM is launched by the Spanish and French media.
Spanish media claim Samuel Umtiti is one of the players Barcelona seek to sell this summer, with Ronald Koeman and the club not seeing a future for the Frenchman at Camp Nou.
Barca are thus desperate to see him go, with questions weighing on the defender due to his lingering injury issues, with concerns about his performance over the past 18 months or so.
Le10Sport says Olympique de Marseille are interested in the French. French media say Umtiti’s name appeared in conversations between Barcelona and Marseille over a ruling involving Konrad de la Fuente.
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FC Barcelona know finding a home base at Umtiti won’t be easy due to his high salary and, at 27, his injury record suggests he may already be in decline.
Catalan leaders have tried in the past to find a destination for it, but have not succeeded.
Umtiti has played 826 minutes in 2020/21 in 16 appearances across all competitions. Barca will be happy to sell him between five and 10million euros, and France is seen as the most likely destination.
As it stands, Umtiti is on vacation and is working out indoors in order to be in good shape during the preseason.