The Frenchmen has been Zidane’s top target and could join Madrid.
Ever since the return of Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid boss, all the elite clubs across Europe are keen to keep hold of their star players. The likes of PSG, Chelsea are already negotiating with their star players. With the likes of Sadio Mane, Adrien Rabiot, Paul Pogba and Miralem Pjanic constantly linked with Zidane, it seems it will be an exciting summer for Real Madrid fans. With Manchester United set to begin contract talks with Paul Pogba, it seems Sergio Ramos has threatened to leave Real Madrid if Zidane signs this player.
Sergio Ramos has threatened to leave Real Madrid if Samuel Umtiti is signed. Real Madrid in recent weeks have started making a shortlist of players that they want to purchase in the summer. In spite of Eder Militao’s arrival in the centre of defence which will be effective from the 2019/20 campaign, Zinedine Zidane wants another central defender in his squad given that Raphael Varane is getting increasingly closer to possibly leaving the club. The prospect of signing Barcelona stalwart Samuel Umtiti has been thought of lately and his name has reverberated in the Real Madrid offices. The France international is mostly going to be sold by Barcelona during the summer after constant injuries which may be coupled with the highly possible arrival of Ajax Amsterdam defender Matthijs de Ligt. Samuel Umtiti was thought to be a replacement for Carles Puyol as Barcelona’s defensive line finally established solidity for the first time since the Spaniard’s retirement at the end of 2013/14. However, injuries in the last two years have caused Samuel Umtiti to stare at the same fate as the former Barcelona captain- of having his career hampered through fitness.
In the midst of all this news, The Real Madrid captain believes that signing a Barcelona player especially after contrasting seasons between the rivals will only result in feuds inside the dressing room and keeping peace will be another headache for him as well as Zidane. Zidane is looking forward for a busy summer as Real Madrid plan to rebuild it’s squad. However, Zidane won’t be keen or willing to sell any of it’s playing XI in summer and must not be thinking of selling club captain Sergio Ramos. Earlier this season there was report of Sergio Ramos falling out with club president Perez following Madrid’s shocking Champions League at the hands of Ajax.
While Samuel Umtiti does not want to leave Barcelona and neither does Lionel Messi wants the Frenchman to go, Barcelona may be looking to balance their books before moving for de Ligt. Umtiti was the holder of the defence beside Gerard Pique since the start of the season, but Clement Lenglet has gathered pace since the ex-Lyon defender’s injury some months ago.