Paris Saint-Germain eyeing move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti

Paris Saint-Germain target Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona to boost their defensive options.

Spanish source claim that Paris Saint-Germain are eyeing move for Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

The 25-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Barcelona spent 25 million euros to sign the France international from Lyon in the summer of 2016. The 25-year-old has four years left on his current contract which expires in 2023.

Samuel Umtiti
Samuel Umtiti

Umtiti made 98 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona, scoring two goals and supplying one assist in return.

The 25-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in France. As a member of France national football team Umtiti won 31 caps and he scored 4 goals.

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain

Thomas Tuchel wants to sign a new defender and Umtiti is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.

The France international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Tuchel wants to target in the summer transfer window.

Samuel Umtiti is a traditional defender. He is solid while defending and holds his position perfectly.

According to Football Espana, “Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful on a deal to land Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti this summer, according to reports in Spain. El Mundo Deportivo say the French champions would prioritise a move for the central defender ahead of fellow Blaugrana teammates Philippe Coutinho and Ousmane Dembele – whom they both admire. It is said that any of these players could act as negotiating tools in the return of Brazilian star Neymar to the Camp Nou this summer, which is appearing to be increasingly inevitable. France international Umtiti missed five months of last season with a knee injury but is widely regarded as one of the finest defenders in world football. However, his fitness issues saw Clement Lenglet take his place in the heart of defence and Umtiti was unable to break back into the team when he recovered from his injury.”

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Barcelona are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the defender, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

The 25-year-old would be a very good addition for PSG and they can afford him as well.

PSG fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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