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Reports: Barca Star Could Join Man Utd

Reports: FC Barcelona Star Could Join Manchester United

By David Kappel - Mar 26, 2018 06:43 PM @kappilinho

A FC Barcelona star could reportedly join Manchester United after talks over a contract extension at the Camp Nou reportedly broke down, and the Blaugrana have already identified a replacement.

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Samuel Umtiti’s current deal still runs until June 2021, but the club are keen to extend contractl because it includes a €60 million (R869 million) release clause.

The Frenchman has impressed since joining the Catalan giants for €25 million (R362 million), and United are reportedly keen to lure him to the Old Trafford.

Latest reports by Sport suggest that talks between Umtiti’s camp and the club have broken down over the 24-year-old’s salary demands. According to the report, Umtiti wants to be in the same salary bracket as the likes of Andres Iniesta and Luis Suarez, while the club feel his demands are too high.

United, meanwhile, are monitoring the situation from the sidelines and would be prepared to pay his €60 million release clause. Jose Mourinho is understood to have called Umtiti personally to tell him the English giants' would offer the French defender a contract in the region of €9 million (R130 million) per year.

Barcelona, though, might struggle to meet Umtiti’s salary demands because they are also eyeing Antoine Griezmann in the coming transfer window, and the Atletico Madrid superstar would reportedly earn at least €15 million (R217 million) per season.

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Meanwhile, Barcelona have reportedly already identified a potential replacement for Umtiti in Sevilla’s Clement Lenglet, who has impressed this season and has a €30 million (R435 million) buyout option in his contract.

Do you think Barca could afford to lose Umtiti? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Golden Boots Mar 27, 2018 09:05 AM
Lol! These are lies, so I will just laugh them off!
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David Barca +Pirates Mar 27, 2018 08:58 AM
I like this boy, but I think his about to make a big mistake.
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Maloh11 Mar 27, 2018 08:11 AM
umtiti dont fool yourself you not even close to iniesta to demand salary region like that
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Chicharito07 Mar 27, 2018 01:36 AM
He might leave if reports coming out of Spain are true@JOMMAK
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JOMMAK Mar 26, 2018 10:58 PM
Though at Barca it is a principle that any player willing to leave must leave...FC Barcelona never beg a player to stay...although I believe it is total bull that Umtiti has any desire to leave FC Barcelona...
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link&iviwe Mar 26, 2018 09:48 PM
Let him go Yerry mina vermalien are not to bad
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Zakes2324 Mar 26, 2018 07:50 PM
I'm doubting this deal , infact I don't think this is true

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