Arsenal have now gotten a boost in their chase for Samuel Umtiti this summer as Barcelona is considering allowing him to leave for free.
Mundo Deportivo report that the Frenchman has been placed on the transfer market by the Catalans, yet they haven’t had any offer for his services yet.
The Gunners will start the coming season with two new defenders as William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes joins them for the coming campaign.
Mikel Arteta’s side will also get rid of some of their current defensive options before the transfer window closes.
Umtiti hasn’t been their target for some time, but landing a defender of his quality for free might be too tempting not to accept.
He has been struggling with injuries for some time now and has barely played a large number of games over the past seasons.
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However, he remains a top defender and the Gunners’boss might be able to better manage his workload to help him avoid having too many injuries.
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