In the coming weeks, Samuel Umtiti will depart Barcelona. The club is certain that they will find a new home for the centre-back, despite the fact that it is proving difficult. Umtiti has granted his permission to leave on loan, but there are some criteria that make it difficult.
The Frenchman wants to determine his destination and hopes to play for a Champions League club or compete for trophies. For the time being, that possibility has not materialized, and he has turned down offers from Barça.
Barça are calmly working on Umtiti’s future. They have so far been able to overcome his reluctance to leave the club, something they were unable to do last summer. He realizes he won’t receive minutes at Camp Nou, so he’ll have to look for football elsewhere to go back to his best. The club has been on the lookout for suitors since then.
The issue is coming up with a deal that Umtiti won’t turn down. In recent weeks, the club has received up to three offers, but none of them have met the player’s criteria for a move. The club will push hard in the next weeks, with LaLiga set to begin on August 15, in order to decrease the salary bill.
They are hoping that Umtiti will ultimately accept an offer that has already been made because finding a Champions League team at this point of the market is difficult.