French defender Samuel Umtiti will stay at Barcelona for at least another year. According to Spanish media speculations.
Marca reported on Monday that Samuel Umtiti will stay at Barcelona for at least one more season. After the player rejected several offers and believed he would be useful to Azul Grana.
Umtiti has long been linked with a move away from Barcelona, and it has also been reported that Azulgrana are fully voiding his contract. Before the club changed its mind due to potential legal issues in the future. However, Barca are still trying to figure out a way to let the 27-year-old defender leave the Camp Nou to reduce the club’s costs.
According to Marca, Umtiti will not leave the Camp Nou this summer. Despite many offers coming to the club. But he is not interested and believes he is still useful to Azul Grana and is likely to stay at least another season.
Umtiti is currently contracted until the summer of 2023 if the French defender remains at Azul Grana. The club will also try to convince the 27-year-old defender to take a pay cut of around €8-9m per year.