Clubs in talks, Umtiti towards a return to France
Samuel Umtiti is expected to return to Ligue 1 again.
“Marca” has reported that Barcelona and Rennes are in talks for a loan agreement for the player, reports Rhewal.
The former Lyon defender is said to want to leave Camp Nou before returning for pre-season training on July 11.
However, an agreement on the fee for this loan has not yet been reached between the clubs.
Barcelona are believed to have given up on the idea of paying part of Umtiti’s wages, even if he leaves the club.
The French representative has a valid contract with Barca until June 30, 2026.
The 28-year-old at “Camp Nou” was transferred from Lyon in 2016 for 25 million euros.
His market value has fallen significantly in recent years and now according to “Transfermarkt”, he is valued at 2 million euros. /Express newspaper/