Umtiti’s knee damage could see Barcelona sign a defender in January
Samuel Umtiti has recouped from his ongoing knee damage. Last week, the French defender returned to training but the club are waiting to see how his knee holds up to the highest level of competition.
AS comprehends that they are thinking about signing a central defender in the winter transfer market if the recuperation of Umtiti’s knee isn’t as wanted.
The defender says he is completely recouped and is fit for going up against the undertakings in front of him. He came off the bench on Saturday to warm up having been included in the squad for the first time since the knee problem but with Real Betis continually driving, Valverde considered it to be difficult to move Umtiti once again without hesitation and rather selected to roll out assaulting improvements. Rather, Umtiti could return against Atlético Madrid at the Wanda on the 24th of November.
Barcelona’s option for winter transfer market
For quite some now at the Camp Nou, they have been contemplating central defenders such as Getafe’s Djené Dakoman. Branislav Ivanovic is another name that has been tossed around however it’s anything but an alternative that is collectively acknowledged.
Barcelona are sharp not to spend excessively now on the off chance that they can dodge it and rather hold up until the point that the late spring to guarantee whoever they sign can settle in. Matthijs de Ligt is the ultimate desire with Frenkie de Jong also being considered.
What is clear is that Vermaelen will not be renewed by Barca. Valverde has a favorable opinion of the Belgian and his demonstrable skill is really refreshing in the changing area however wounds have set him back and he will search for new team in the future as Barcelona look to reshapre their defensive options.