‘I’ll be here next season’ – Umtiti insists on Barca stay


Samuel Umtiti

‘I’ll be here next season’ – Samuel Umtiti insists on Barca stay despite rumors circulating the media that he will leave this summer.

The Frenchman has fallen down the pecking order thanks to the emergence of Clement Lenglet since his arrival, but Umtiti has no plans to find his way out.

“I’ve had a difficult season but I have a contract and I’m happy at Barcelona,” he said to RTL.

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“Next season I’ll be at Barcelona.”

The defender has had several injuries this year and when fit he never quite managed to find his best form, playing just 15 times throughout the campaign.

Antoine Griezmann could join Umtiti at the Camp Nou, but he was adamant that he knew nothing about his compatriot’s next move.

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“It’s a good question whether he’ll be at Barcelona next season or not,” he said.

“The truth is that I haven’t heard anything in the dressing room from Griezmann. Maybe he discussed it when I wasn’t there.”



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