Returning to an excellent level with Lecce, the French central defender Samuel Umtiti does not leave indifferent a flagship club of the Italian championship.
Samuel Umtiti has signed his return to the fore. On loan from FC Barcelona to Lecce since the start of the 2022-2023 season, the French central defender has played twelve Serie A games with the Puglia-based team. The performances of the 2018 world champion, whose contract with the Blaugrana expires in June 2026, do not leave several renowned clubs indifferent in anticipation of the future transfer market. In addition to the interest of AC Milan, another major Serie A team is considering a future recruitment of the former member of Olympique Lyonnais.
Lecce wants to keep it
According to the information given by the newspaper ace, Inter Milan thinks in turn of the native of Yaoundé. The 29-year-old French international is considered by the management of the Nerazzurri as the priority in his position to ensure the succession of the Slovak central defender Milan Skriniar, at the end of the contract next June and announced with insistence at Paris Saint-Germain, who will not failed to recruit him during the last winter transfer window. In case of failure of the discussions, Lecce being decided to keep him, the Interiste are also thinking of Kalidou Koulibaly, the Senegalese central defender of Chelsea.
Hardly spared from physical worries since his arrival at the Blaugrana in the summer of 2016, against a check for 25 million euros, Samuel Umtiti took part in 133 matches in all competitions with Barça, for 2 goals. In view of Lecce’s desire to permanently retain his services and the identity of the clubs in the ranks, FC Barcelona will undoubtedly not oppose his departure during the summer of 2023. envy of the principal concerned. To be continued…
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