Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti has confirmed Manchester United and several top European clubs are interested to sign him this summer.
The France international has wanted the Red Devils that top teams in Europe want to sign him, though his focus remains on playing for Barcelona.
The 24-year-old French defender has made the switch to La Liga giants last campaign and has been one of their best players since then and it’s not a surprise to see Man Utd linked interested to lure him at Old Trafford.
Don Balon recently linked United with the 24-year-old with a £52million release clause, suggesting he was tempted to head to Old Trafford as they were offering him a more tempting contract than Barcelona.
This looks a big worry for Spanish giants, Barcelona as they have already lost star player Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and in order to avoid the same scenario the Catalan club could reward Umtiti with a new bumper deal.
On his future, Umtiti told Canal FC, translated by the Metro: ‘Negotiations for a contract renewal have not started yet. My release clause is low, but that’s not what I worry about, I focus on the pitch.
‘It’s not only Manchester United, other clubs want me as well, but my sole focus is on Barcelona.
‘It was my dream to play at Barca. And I achieved it when I was just 22. I’m very happy here, whenever I play and whenever I train.’
The Red Devil could certainly do with a player like Umtiti at the backline.