Barcelona Will Terminate Contract Of First-Team Player If He Doesn’t Leave This Summer, They’ve Had Enough


Barcelona are prepared to cancel the contract of Samuel Umtiti if he does not leave the club this summer.

The Catalan giants are in financial turmoil and need to offload a huge chunk of their wage bill.

A number of first-team players have been on the market and one of those are Umtiti, who isn’t willing to depart.

Spanish publication SPORT have claimed Barcelona are ‘frustrated’ with the France international and are ready to take drastic action.

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Umtiti is said to have asked for one final chance to impress under manager Ronald Koeman in pre-season.

He also said that he’d leave the club if he failed to win Koeman over – which he didn’t in his two games over the summer.

Ligue 1 clubs have registered their interest in Umtiti who was once regarded as one of the world’s top young talents.

Injury has derailed his time at the Camp Nou however and there is no way back for him.

The departure of club legend Lionel Messi saw Umtiti heckled during the Joan Gamper Trophy clash with Juventus earlier this month.

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Umtiti was ‘whistled’ at during the Barcelona presentation, but he also met the same reception when he came off the bench in the second half to replace Ronald Araujo.

La Sexta reporter Josep Gomez claimed that fans’ reaction to the former Lyon man ‘did not sit well with him’ and he went to the dressing room without waiting for the Gamper Trophy presentation.

Barcelona have already released midfielder Matheus Fernandes this summer and he slammed their conduct in an explosive interview.

“I didn’t know, and when they told me I couldn’t believe it,” he told Globo Esporte.

“I was at home, I was going out with my wife and I received a message from the club asking if I had the same email address. I confirmed and then received it.

“I didn’t understand it, I sent it to my manager and lawyer. They said it was my dismissal. Time passed and my name came out in the press. No conversation, nothing, they didn’t even call to say hello and goodbye.

“I always had the dream as a child to play for Barcelona. When I got there, they didn’t treat me as a footballer. I told the director that he didn’t treat me like a professional Barcelona player.

“I was a Barcelona player, and I wanted to be treated like one. The other signings had a presentation and I didn’t. I was upset. Looking at it from the outside I thought one thing but when I got there they treated me differently.”

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