Barcelona might allow Arsenal target to leave for free

Barcelona is prepared to allow Samuel Umtiti to leave for free this summer as they attempt to clear out their underperforming stars.

Cadena Ser via TeamTalk is claiming that Barcelona has placed him on the transfer market, but no team is showing interest in him, and as such, they are prepared to rip up his contract and let him leave for nothing.

Umtiti has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, but the Frenchman remains one of the most talented defenders of his generation.

He has been linked with a move to Arsenal for some time now. Although the Gunners seem to have turned their attention to their other targets, for now, landing him for free might be too good an offer for them to refuse.

Mikel Arteta is busy reshaping the Arsenal team that he inherited last year.

The Spaniard signed two defenders in the January transfer window and he will have two new ones to work with this summer as well, but until Arsenal develops a solid core, they will still need a new defensive hardman.

The former Lyon man has a deal with Barcelona until 2023, but the Catalans will be happy to reach an agreement over letting him go for free, according to the report.

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16 Comments

    1. True Eddie. We were interested in him about 3 years or so ago!?

      Anyway, we have those areas covered now. I doubt he will come to Arsenal as backup. With his injury record why would we?

  1. We’re done with defenders. And highly doubt we’ll see Umtiti at another top club after he leaves Barca. High wages, bad injury record, not elite. France has a bunch of upcoming CB’s that will take him out of the French squad. He’s not the future.

    1. Seriously? He was one of La Liga’s best defenders just a few years ago, which definitely made him top 20 in the world.

  2. Ozil if as you say you do, you love this club, then leave to save it loads of cash to invest in hungrier players than yourself who can move this club forward. You’ve had your chance and you’ve been paid more than you are worth for all these opportunities yet you’ve never ever delivered. We don’t want a luxury player but a grafter. Thank you for the memories and goodbye!
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  3. Wish these articles about us buying more CB’s like Umtiti, Upamecano etc would stop, we have got enough defenders now, midfield is still our concern though.

      1. Arsenal can soon have a team of CB’s; the defence will be tight, but scoring goals will depend on set pieces.

  4. No thanks. Overrated, overpaid, injury prone CB looking for a spot to land; experience on the bench with a top club, willing to work and no transfer fee required.
    Still a hard pass in spite of all that.

  5. Umtiti, Boateng, and Pique are some of the overrated defenders. If Arteta sign this guy, then I’ll lose hope in his capabilities. They guy is lucky to be playing for Barcelona.

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