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Marseille chasing out Barca out-of-favor Umtiti's €5m deal

Sun 27 June 2021 | 9:46

With the summer addition of Eric Garcia from Manchester City, the Blaugrana have five centre-backs at their disposal, Ronald Araujo, Clement Lenglet, Gerard Pique, Oscar Mingueza, and Eric Garcia, which leaves the Frenchman on the transfer list.

As previously 

reported by Mundo Deprotivo

, the Catalan giants are willing to sell the French defender as they’re keen to balance their finances, which were hugely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Having rejected a transfer to Liverpool in January

, the former Lyon star has previously indicated his desire to fight for his place next season despite the arrival of 

Eric Garcia

.

 

However, according to reports by 

Marca

Marseille

 has expressed their interest in bringing the 27-year-old defender back to France ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Already on the verge of completing a move for Barca’s winger, Konrad de la Fuente, Umtiti would be a second La Blaugrana summer capture for Jorge Sampaoli’s side in the coming weeks if the things go according to their plans.

 

Joining 

Barca

 from 

Lyon

 for a $27.50m fees in 2016, the former France international has only made 16 Barcelona appearances across all competitions this season, and has been linked with moves to Chelsea, Liverpool, and Arsenal recently.

The Blaugrana eyes a fee in the region of 

€5m

 for the 27-year-old centre-back.

 


source: MARCA
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