In Italy, they consider the agreement between clubs closed and Barça would assume the entirety of the defender’s file, who would leave for a season and is expected to arrive tomorrow at his new team
The sports director Pantaleo Corvino recognized that the negotiation to achieve the incorporation of the French “goes ahead” despite some difficulties
Samuel Umtiti (28 years old) is one step away from leaving on loan to Lecce, a team recently promoted to Serie A. The French center-back is finalizing the details to leave for a season with the Italian team and the sports director Pantaleo Corvino acknowledged that the negotiations continue despite some difficulties that have been encountered in the last few days of negotiations.
“The negotiation continues. We would have preferred it to be kept secret because it was an idea that many others had not thought of. We have important internationalization projects, and ideas that aim high and we want to increase the value of the Salento brand. We are moving forward although it’s not easy. If everything jumped, they’d say it was just to advertise, but we’re not going to stop,” said Corvino, during the presentation of the new signing Marin Pongracic.
In addition to the words of Pantaleo Corvino about the arrival of Umtiti, the specialized portal ‘TuttoMercatoWeb’ already assumes that Barça and Lecce have reached a definitive agreement for the transfer of the French defender, who would arrive in Italy tomorrow, Thursday. The Barça club would assume the entirety of Umtiti ‘s file but would collect some bonuses depending on the performance of the central defender.
It should be remembered that Samuel Umtiti was left without a shirt number at Barça for this campaign, but continues to train with the rest of the group while waiting to resolve his departure. At Lecce, they are already waiting for him and we will see if the Frenchman can be important again after a few recent seasons without prominence at the Camp Nou.