What a summer its been at Barcelona. It almost doesn't feel comfortable seeing what the club is becoming when thinking back to their recent legacy. And now there is more drama coming out of the Nou Camp.
We have seen the images of him sulking on the sidelines and now Samuel Umtiti could have something more concerning to be upset about. Barcelona chiefs have now warned the player that he faces the sack unless he finds a new club this month.
Barcelona are currently not negotiating for Pierre Aubameyang from Arsenal as new striker. He’s not a target now, priority is to sell players. 🔴🔵 @mattemoretto #FCB #AFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 16, 2021
Still no bid or talks for Clement Lenglet. Umtiti (NO Benfica) and Pjanic situation to be clarified soon.
In an article reported by Sport, the suggestion is that Umtiti is digging his heels having been made available for a year. He is thought to only be considering offers from clubs who can offer him Champions League football and has rejected an offer from an unnamed club in Turkey.
It has been mooted that Everton may make a late move for the French International, who is also being monitored by Roma with Barcelona in constant dialogue with the players representatives to help move him out of the door.
Umtiti is not the only player in this position at Barcelona. Miralem Pjanic, who has had an underwhelming spell at the club, is looking for a way back to Serie A. Whatever happens in these closing days of the transfer window, it seems both players won't be registered to Barcelona come September.
At 27-years-old, Umtiti enters his prime and would be a good signing for any club looking to compete for honours in the top European leagues but his actions during this process seem to point to a player who is happy to run down his contract rather than be hungry to prove himself elsewhere. As always, it is easy to speculate from the outside. All we know is that he does not appear to be in Ronald Koeman's plans.
With a flurry activity being forecast amongst the leading 'in the know' transfer dealings, it remains to be seen what happens to Umtiti, Pjanic and plenty of hours during the closing days of August.
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