Samuel Umtiti Makes Decision Over Arsenal Transfer

Samuel Umtiti Arsenal Transfer

Samuel Umtiti does not wish to leave Barcelona even with interest from Arsenal and is determined to fight for his future at Camp Nou, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

The World Cup winner has dropped down the pecking order this season due to a persistent knee injury.

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Barca are also trying to sign Ajax sensation Matthijs de Ligt, and had earmarked Umtiti as a player they could sell to raise funds and free up a squad place.

Recently, Arsenal emerged as a serious contender to try and sign Umtiti with Unai Emery eager to sign a new centre-back.

Marca claim that Umtiti has little intention of leaving Barcelona and wants to win back his place in the side.

He is convinced that he can oust Lenglet from the team once he has fully recovered from his knee injury and prove that Barca do not need to spend as much as £75m on De Ligt.

The 25-year-old has missed a whole lot of games due to his injury problems, but opted to put off surgery and instead underwent conservative treatment over winter.

Umtiti, on Tuesday night, made a number of crucial mistakes against Villarreal – two of which resulted in goals.

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There are concerns he will never get back to his excellent levels of last season.

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