Inter Milan is expressing interest in signing Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona. Umtiti is currently on loan with Lecce in Serie A. He impressed Inter with his performances. Meanwhile, Barcelona will let go of the 29-year-old defender in the summer transfer window.
Samuel Umtiti’s career suffered in recent years due to various fitness concerns while playing for FC Barcelona. However, the Frenchman has finally been able to revive his career during his loan spell with Lecce in Serie A. He had a strong start at Barcelona, earning him a reputation as one of the world’s top defenders. But injuries limited his playing time and reduced him to a fringe player.
Samuel Umtiti, who has been on loan at Lecce, managed to revive his career after a difficult time at Barcelona. However, he may not return to the Catalan club, who are looking to sell him in the summer transfer window. Inter Milan have shown an interest in the French defender, who has made 21 appearances for Lecce so far this season.
Why are Inter Milan desperate for Samuel Umtiti?
Inter Milan may face some uncertainty over the future of Milan Skriniar and Stefan de Vrij. As both players are nearing the end of their contracts with the club. Skriniar is to leave the Nerazzurri on a free transfer this summer.
Indeed, Samuel Umtiti could be an ideal candidate for Inter Milan. They are in need of a quality central defender to bolster their backline. The Frenchman showed his ability in the past. Particularly during his time at Lyon and early years at Barcelona. His experience and leadership could also be valuable assets for a team like Inter Milan. Since, they are vying for trophies on multiple fronts.
However, it remains to see whether Barcelona will be willing to let go of Umtiti for a reasonable fee or whether the player himself would be interested in a move to Italy. The next few weeks could be crucial in determining the future of the 29-year-old defender.
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