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Transfer: Why Samuel Umtiti refused to leave FC Barcelona

Reoccurring injury has dashed Samuel Umtiti’s hope of moving to another club in Europe after  FC Barcelona.

According to Marca, the Frenchman is not willing to part ways with the Catalans.

The club have been trying for a long time to cash in on Umtiti due to his high salary and his constant injury issues, while Koeman stated in last Friday’s press conference that even if his defender stays, he will barely feature for the Blaugrana.

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Following the talks Barcelona had with his agents, everything indicated that Umtiti would depart this summer, but it now seems that he will stay for at least one more season.

Barcelona provided Umtiti with several options of teams that made offers to acquire his services, but the Frenchman turned them down as he wants to continue at the Camp Nou.

Umtiti believes that he can be useful to the team and despite not being part of Koeman’s plans, his behaviour and attitude have been professional.

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