The world’s most expensive center back, Samuel Umtiti has been hit by another injury. This time it is a foot injury, which reports say occurred while on international duty. So the 25-year-old is back at Catalonia and what actually rose a bit of concern is he did not play at all in the game against Albania. Fortunately for France, the game ended with a win of 4-1.
Samuel Umtiti has been facing a rough patch in his career following a series of injuries. In 2016, the defender picked a knee injury that exempted him from a crucial game against Atletico Madrid. In 2017, the Barca defender got a hamstring injury that kept him off the pitch for eight weeks straight. And now he is facing another injury.
His low appearance has made fans skeptical about his reliability especially now that he has a fresh foot injury. Taking to Twitter, Barcelona fans expressed their lack of confidence in the player. Some of them went ahead to suggest that Ernesto Valverde should have Umtiti transferred.
We can’t be sure how long the player will take to recover but reports on his injury suggest that it is not serious. Even so, France has announced that Umtiti will not play in their game against Andorra.
Other reports suggest that Arsenal is pursuing the defender, but the player has confirmed that he had no such talks with his agents. He slammed the rumors by stating that his heart has always been at Camp Nou. Sorry Gunners! As for Barca fans, give the Frenchman some credit and be positive that he’ll be back.