Sunday, 22 September, 2019

Umtiti suffers foot injury, adding to Barcelona fitness woes

The Cirque du Soleil Messi10 show will premiere on October 10 World Cup winner linked with Arsenal move addresses rumours - why the Gunners were right to not sign him
Shannon Reynolds | 11 September, 2019, 04:11

Gunners boss Unai Emery was wanting to strengthen his defence throughout the switch window and ultimately introduced in David Luiz from Chelsea in an £8million deal on deadline day.

It was suggested, having slipped down the pecking order at Camp Nou, that the 25-year-old France worldwide could be on the move.

The France global was heavily linked with a switch to north London during the transfer window after falling behind compatriot Clement Lenglet in the Barcelona pecking order.

Cape Town - Samuel Umtiti insists he was not interested in reports linking him with a move to Arsenal in the off-season, saying he "does not know where the rumour came from".

'Honestly, I don't know the place this hearsay with Arsenal got here from, ' he stated in response to the video.

Overnight, I received messages from my friends 'ah, so you are joining Arsenal?' I'm not, I'm sorry but I'm staying at Barcelona.

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The Frenchman was also tipped to move to Paris Saint-Germain, however, moves to England or France never materialised and the player remained at the Nou Camp. Last season was the most hard of my career, especially in terms of injuries'.

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Umtiti made just 15 appearances last season after struggling with injuries, which lead to him being linked with a summer exit.

He added: "Exchange coin for Neymar?"

Fans hoping to see Lionel Messi back in action this Saturday against Valencia might find themselves disappointed as the Barcelona star continues personalised rehabilitation work away from the main group.

The 25-year-old World Cup-winner has yet to play for Barca in La Liga this season, watching from the bench as they dropped five points in their first three games.

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