Arsenal among five teams looking at injury-prone La Liga star

Arsenal has been named as one of five teams looking to sign Barcelona defender, Samuel Umtiti this summer.

The Frenchman won the World Cup with the France national team, but he remains one of the most injury-prone players playing the game.

He has been on the books of Barcelona since 2016 after joining them from Lyon. His current deal will expire in 2023, but the Catalans are being overhauled by their new manager, Ronald Koeman and he is one player that is expected to leave.

The Catalans have already cut ties with Luis Suarez, Ivan Rakitic and Nelson Semedo over the past few weeks and Umtiti might be next.

France Footballย via the Sun claims that Umtiti is next in line to leave and that he has interest from five teams including Arsenal.

The Gunners have been his long term admirers and although Mikel Arteta has strengthened his backline already, the defender is still being linked with a move to the Emirates.

Manchester United is another team that is reportedly looking to sign him as they search for the perfect partner for Harry Maguire.

French teams, Rennes and Lyon are also interested in taking him back to Ligue 1, and Inter Milanโ€™s Antonio Conte wants him at the San Siro too.

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  1. Kev82 says:

    Arsenal interested in Jorginho? Any truth to this.. also Coutinho is being mentioned again lol

    1. RSH says:

      i doubt it’s anything concrete. At best, a name that got floated around and someone overheard.

      1. Kev82 says:

        I heard it on sky sports so maybe something to it ? I guess we’ll see in coming days!

    2. Sue says:

      No way, Kev! There’s only 2 players we’re interested in ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Kev82 says:

        Yeah but will we get any of them ? ๐Ÿ˜† We need to start getting serious October 5th is on the horizon ๐Ÿ˜ฉ you watching the super cup Sue it’s a good game ๐Ÿ˜€

        1. Sue says:

          Have faith, Kevin ๐Ÿ˜‰ Torreira has one foot out the door… once he’s gone, that is when we’ll see some action!
          No, I’m watching Wentworth ๐Ÿ™‚ So much for the spuds losing and Lincoln winning!!
          Gnabry to score in the 2nd?!!

          1. Kev82 says:

            I’m losing faith Sue it’s dragging on too long ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† let’s hope he gets the 2nd foot out so we can get 4 new feet in the door ๐Ÿ˜‚ that’s not like you Sue disregarding the football for a TV show ๐Ÿ˜‚ haha I hope they get a tough draw in the playoffs ๐Ÿ™ Lincoln are getting absolutely ripped to shreds ๐Ÿ˜‚ or sane ๐Ÿ˜€

          2. Sue says:

            Lincoln have scored!! Yay!!
            Hahaha 4 feet, nice one!!

          3. Kev82 says:

            2 now Sue the comeback is on ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ lewa had a goal chalked off, shame as it was brilliant ๐Ÿ˜ถ haha well if your confident we’ll sign those 2 I’ll trust your judgement Sue ๐Ÿ˜‰ so Liverpool twice in 3 days or 4 ?

  2. Grandad says:

    The link to Umtiti is so tiresome it’s not worth commenting upon, but I would suggest that it’s not a partner that’s needed for Maguire, but a replacement.

    1. SueP says:

      Not mincing your words there, Grandad

  3. The Deluded One says:


  4. The Deluded One says:

    @Jon Fox My comment below is not aimed at you but the article.

    Realised it looks like it is aimed towards you. My bad!

  5. Marty says:

    Not this Umtiti rumour again, for goodness sake give it a rest, all these pathetic rumours are just getting boring now. I’ve heard Chippy Brady ( now there was a great player ) wants to come out of retirement, shall we go for him as well.

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