BARCELONA, SPAIN - APRIL 29: Samuel Umtiti of FC Barcelona looks on during the La Liga Santander match between FC Barcelona and Granada CF at Camp Nou on April 29, 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Samuel Umtiti close to joining Lecce


Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is very close to agreeing a move to newly-promoted Serie A side Lecce. The former French international is no longer part of the clubs plans and is one of a number of players that is being allowed to leave the club this summer.

Sky Sport Italia report that talks are at an advanced stage between the two clubs and that the Giallorossi are ‘close’ to agreeing a move.

Umtiti has a contract with Barca until 2026 and is expected to arrive at Lecce on loan initially with no talk yet of an option to sign.


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