Lecce president Saverio Sticchi Damiani spoke about latest Samuel Umtiti rumors . Is he about to join the club from Barcelona? Well, according to him it’s not a done deal just yet.
Speculation on Saturday claimed that Umtiti already agreed personal terms with the Serie A side on a loan move. Moreover, those tumors said Barcelona would pay his full salary. However, the Lecce chief says that while there are indeed talks ongoing about Umtiti. However, all sides are yet to reach a final agreement:
“We have been evaluating Umtiti for a while now. But it is a negotiation that is a long way off being finalised,” he told DAZN.
Barcelona and Lecce do still have time to sort this one out before the window closes.
Umtiti clearly isn’t in Xavi’s plans for the new 2022-23 season and the move would offer the defender the chance of some game time.
Lecce are back in Serie A this season after seven years away but have lost both of their first two games of the campaign.