Mercato OL: Barcelona release Samuel Umtiti (official)
After a successful loan spell with Lecce this season, Samuel Umtiti has terminated his contract with FC Barcelona and is now a free agent.
A 2018 world champion is available for 0 euros. Samuel Umtiti has reached an amicable agreement with Barça to terminate his contract, which ran until June 2026.
🤝 Acuerdo para la desvinculación de Samuel Umtiti— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona_es) June 30, 2023
In 2022-2023, "Big Sam" was loaned out to Lecce, where he was able to regain playing time (25 matches played) and the pleasure of playing soccer, as he recently confided in an interview with Canal .
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Determined <a href=/news/mercato-ol-umtiti-wants-to-play-again-with-lacazette>to make up for lost time after several years of hardship, the 29-year-old French central defender is now free to choose his new club.
Lecce would like to keep him, and other Italian clubs are interested, but Umtiti is most likely to join OL, his training club, where he could replace Castello Lukeba, who is being courted by Leipzig.