Luis Figo’s transfer from Barcelona to Real Madrid at the turn of the century was one of the most shocking and controversial football transfers of all time.
The fact that Figo was an icon for the Catalan giants made it even worse for Barcelona fans, and they made their anger public when the Portuguese star made his first appearance back at the Nou Camp.
If Barcelona are not careful, a similar saga could start this summer.
Barcelona are in a very precarious situation with Samuel Umtiti. The versatile Frenchman has been a revelation at the back, as has slowly become one of the first names of the team sheet.
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But there seems to be major problem brewing at the Nou Camp, as Umtiti is reportedly unhappy with the fact that Paco Alcacer earns almost a million euros more than him despite not even playing the quarter of his playing time at Barcelona.
According to Spanish El Chiringuito, the 24-year-old French defender is distressed over his pay scale.
Umtiti has told Barca they have a month to give him a new and improved contract, otherwise he’s off to Old Trafford. Barcelona boss Valverde remains confident that the Frenchman will continue with Barcelona.
We now hear the Barcelona and Umtiti’s representatives have understood to have agreed upon a gentleman’s agreement, which means that Umtiti will sign on his newly negotiated contract on the first day of the new financial year.
But now we hear that Real Madrid are also coming in to the picture, as Los Blancos are confident to match United’s wages. And with Umtiti wishing to remain in Spain, Real Madrid will fancy their chances of securing this incredible transfer.