Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is set to say goodbye to the Catalan club this summer.
News has come up that might be going to Italia. He has joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016. However, he kept getting riddled with injuries that eventually wore his performance down.
Deeming the news to be official, SPORT says that, “The French central defender is not living up to what is expected of an FC Barcelona central defender” and “has already been told by the club that a way out must be sought”.
“Both parties, aware of the upcoming irregular market, believe that the best option would be a transfer,” it is continued, with a loan to an Italian outfit such as Napoli tipped as a good possibility for the World Cup winner if a permanent sale cannot be arranged.
“In Italy, with less dynamic soccer than the rest of the big leagues,” it is harshly written, “Umtiti would be more protected by his teammates and would not be as exposed,” as has been seen in La Liga.