Accirding to recent reports, Serie A side Lecce opened talks with Barcelona about a possible move for Samuel Umtiti. Both Gianluca di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano reckon that the defender could finally seal an exit soon.
Serie A side Lecce have opened talks with Barcelona for Samuel Umtiti. It could be an option for the final days of the window, negotiations on. 🚨🔴 #FCB
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2022
Di Marzio seems pretty excited about the transfer. He reports that “advanced talks” are taking place and Umtiti is “very close” to joining Lecce. Moreover, the talk is of a loan move for the 28-year-old center-back who has already been told he’s not in Barcelona’s plans for thei season.
It’s thought Umtiti has accepted that he needs to find a new club but that’s not been an easy task for the Frenchman due to his lack of game time in recent season.
Lecce is a new name in the frame but could be a good option for Umtiti. Marco Baroni’s side are back in the Italian top flight after being promoted last season.