Barcelona would terminate Umtiti contract, who could turn to FIFA

Barcelona, ​​Spain /

If he Barcelona wants keep Lionel Messi should urgently lighten the salary burden on the workforce and, according to reports from Spain, there is already one sacrificed for the following season who would leave “whether he wants to or not” because the team is willing to unilaterally break Samuel Umtiti’s contract.

According to the newspaper Sport, the Blaugranas are considering the possibility of terminating the Frenchman’s contract in the coming weeks with the intention of removing him from the first team, after the Umtiti refused to lower his perceptions or the possibility of leaving on loan.

How much does Umtiti charge in Barcelona?

The information indicates that Samuel is one of the highest earners in the first team, with income of 8 million euros net per campaign, a very high figure for a club that is going through a very difficult economic time, coupled with the countless physical problems of the player.

The culé team wants to terminate their contract unilaterally, says the aforementioned media, so they are willing to cancel the central, who would not accept the decision and it would be FIFA who would have to take responsibility for the situation at the legal level, since his contract has a clause that would oblige the body to intervene, although the newspaper Sport affirms that the club is not worried about reaching these instances.

Umtiti’s injuries in Barcelona

According to the registry of Transfermarkt, the French defender has suffered 13 injuries of a different nature since his hiring in 2016 that made him miss, in each case, at least one game. In total they were 496 days off, an alarming figure for the starter in winning the World Cup in 2018.

Everything exploded in summer 2018 when the Barcelona advised the player to undergo surgery to be able to have his knee operated, but he preferred to play in Russia 2018 and from then on he stopped being a world-class player.