After months of negotiations, Umtiti is reportedly close to signing a new contract with Barcelona, as the Frenchman is seemingly convinced with the extra perks that he will receive in the new contract.
Barcelona chiefs are confident that Umtiti will sign a new deal, as they are promising a huge increase on his wages, in addition to inserting a 100 Million release clause.
Frenchman Samuel Umtiti was reportedly unhappy with the fact that Paco Alcacer earns almost a million euros more than him despite not even having a quarter of his playing time at Barcelona.
According to Spanish El Chiringuito, the 24-year-old French defender was distressed over his pay scale.
“Umtiti has asked Barça to go to the cashier, as all players do.
“The Frenchman saw (Paco) Alcacer’s contract and realized that he was earning €4m and Alcacer €5m. Therefore, he wants to earn €8m per season.
“If he has not yet a destination, it is Manchester United and Jose Mourinho that he could join with his release clause currently €60m.”
A relatively non-existent member of the Barcelona squad, Paco Alcacer battles for play-time with the Catalans, while a regular on the team sheet, Umtiti battles for not only equal but double wages.
Umtiti had told Barca they have a month to give him a new and improved contract, otherwise he’s off to Old Trafford. And Barcelona boss Valverde remains confident that the Frenchman will continue with Barcelona.
“Umtiti is a great player and we expect him to stay at Barca for many more years and for him to enjoy his football with us,” he said.
It looks like the Frenchman will continue to stay at Barcelona now, as Umtiti should in all probability remain at the Nou Camp for many years!