With such atrocious amounts of money involved in the sport today, football players expect to get paid in equally high wages for the performances they put in. But when a non-playing player earns more than a regular on the team-sheet, he is bound to be distressed.
Frenchman Samuel 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 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 has 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.
Umtiti arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2016 from Ligue 1 side Lyon for a fee of €25 million and has been a first-choice and a regular on the Barca team sheet.