Barcelona slapped €30m price tag on Man Utd transfer target

By | May 22, 2020

Barcelona are reportedly planning to sell Samuel Umtiti for €30m (£27m) during the summer transfer window.

The 26-year-old centre-back has struggled with a persistent knee injury over the last couple of campaigns and has been restricted to just 11 La Liga games during the 2019-20 season.

French centre-back Clement Lenglet has overtaken his compatriot Umtiti to become Pique’s preferred partner at the defensive end at the Catalan club, meanwhile, and it has been reported that the France international could be moved in the summer.

According to Sport, Barcelona are willing to accept just €30m (£27m) for the 2018 World Cup-winning centre-back, which could attract the attention of both Man Utd and Arsenal.

The Premier League giants are both believed to be weighing up offers for Samuel Umtiti as they target new centre-back ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Paris Saint-Germain have also been rumoured with the Frenchman as a potential Thiago Silva replacement.

Arsenal and Man Utd are determined to strengthen their defensive end ahead of the next season and signing Umtiti would help both of them as world-cup winning defender will be an update to any of their centre-back.