Manchester United interested in Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti
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Manchester United interested in Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti

Manchester will try to rope in defender Samuel Umtiti from Laliga faints FC Barcelona in the summer.

The Sport reports that United are making a serious attempt to sign the French center back who was linked with a move to Arsenal last summer with the 26-year old said to be keen on a move after failing to establish himself at Camp Nou.

The 26-year-old World Cup winner admitted at the start of the season that he almost left Camp Nou with head coach Quique Setien said to be prepared to allow Umtiti leave for the right price.

The Frenchman has started just nine La Liga matches this term and has largely played second-fiddle to Clément Lenglet since his compatriot joined Barca in the summer of 2018.

United want a left-sided central defender with both Lindelof and Maguire-United preferred central pairing-all right-sided players.

Napoli's Kalidou Kouliably has also been discussed at Old Trafford with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to add steel to his defense that has looked vulnerable in instances; Lindelof believed to be the player who might suffer should United make a move for a new defender.

 

 

Central defense though isn’t a position United are not short of players with the likes of Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Fosu Mensah just the other option in the position.