samuel umtiti is very happy in Italy and wants to continue his journey in the Lecce. The player has felt like a footballer again after many months of injury and being away from the squad. He started the season with several doubts, but after several months he has established himself at the center of the defense and is a fundamental piece for Marco Baroni. With FC Barcelona he has a contract until 2026, but at Can Barça he has no place and in Italy they have welcomed him with open arms.
In fact, the sports director of the Italian team, Pantaleo Corvino, has ruled on the case: “The arrival of Samuel Umtiti responds to the need to mix youth and experience in the team. We are going to see if we have the go-ahead from Barça and of the player and see if we can do things”, he affirms. Thus, Corvino has confirmed that they are waiting for the ‘OK’ from FC Barcelona for Samu Umtiti to be transferred to Lecce.
Lecce’s confidence, key to its final decision
For a footballer, being important within a squad is the priority. Still 29 years old, Umtiti still has football ahead of him and wants to continue being a valuable player at Lecce. The French center-back accumulates the minutes and regularity that he wants in Italy, the main reason that will lead him to make the decision to leave FC Barcelona, where he knows that he will not be a key player. Everything is in the hands of the Blaugrana club, who will decide if he transfers the Frenchman or not.