Barcelona wants to sign back in January because of Samuel Umtiti
Barcelona are allegedly arranging potential trades for Samuel Umtiti in January as the protector keeps on recuperating from knee damage.
The 25-year-old is right now sidelined with knee tendon harm, with his last appearance for the Catalan club coming against Leganes on September 26.
Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet have forged a partnership together in the wake of Umtiti’s absence, while Thomas Vermaelen is always doing combating his own damage evil spirits.
As per AS, Ernesto Valverde is willing to bring in another defender in the New Year to play second fiddle to Pique and Lenglet.
It was reported earlier this month that the La Liga side had distinguished Laurent Koscielny and David Luiz as two potential enlisted people.
Both men are seen as ‘experienced and cheap’ – however the Arsenal pro hasn’t included all season and the Brazilian universal has been ever-present under Maurizio Sarri.
It is comprehended that Mattjis de Ligt is Barcelona’s main target, but the Dutch side would not sell him under no circumstance halfway through the campaign.
Umtiti was given the all-reasonable by Barca’s therapeutic staff in front of their stun 4-3 home annihilation against Real Betis, but wasn’t included in the squad.
And French boss Didier Deschamps failed to call-up Umtiti for their international apparatuses against Holland and Uruguay to let the ex-Lyon man recover.
Umtiti – secured at the Nou Camp until 2023 – has featured 90 times for Barca since signing from the Ligue 1 giants in 2015.