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Barcelona are open to offers for their player in the upcoming January transfer window.

Barcelona centre back might leave in January as his possible destination are presumed.

As per the reports, the Catalans are willing to offload their french centre back Samuel Umtiti in the January transfer window and Serie A giants are keen on signing him.

The French defender has been blighted with injuries in 2018/19 season spending total of 17 weeks on the treatment table and missing almost 28 matches for Barcelona.

Now he sustain another foot injury due to which he could be rule out for about 4 to 5 weeks. Now the spanish giants have to question their dependency on him.

Meanwhile, the Bianconeri are dealing with their own injury crisis and have been playing without their Italian international Giorgio Chiellini who also sustained an ACL injury. He is expected to make a return till March leaving the italian old lady short of experienced and skillfull central defenders.

The French defender was a subject of intense speculation over his future in the summer transfer window with links to Manchester United and Arsenal. But no proper bid was offered for the player.

Moreover Chiellini absence leads to signing of a experienced player in order to bolster their young defensive field consisting of Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demirah, Cristian Romero all being quite young.

Barcelona french center back being a veteran at 25 having a title of world cup winner’s medal has found himself on the bench side in the opening three La Liga fixtures where fellow teammates Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet were preferred.

Umtiti on the other hand, has different plans that was clear from one of the questions in an interview. He was asked whether he would be playing football at Camp Nou for season 2019/20 to which he answered Yes!

For now, the €25m player has a load of heavy duty on his head. He has to work hard to get back his starting position which is overtaken by his compatriot Lenglet.

Author’s Take:

Umtiti who wants to stay at barcelona fir the upcoming season is required to work hard on his fitness. But if Juventus gets to sign this bonsafide world class defender it will be great boost to their defensive field. Because he still rank high, with the very best in the business.

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