According to Eir Sport, Manchester United are confident of landing French central defender Samuel Umtiti from Barcelona.
With United having struggled defensively this season, especially during Tottenham’s 2-0 win at Wembley over Jose Mourinho’s side in midweek thanks to a Christian Eriksen goal after 11 seconds and a Phil Jones own goal, the Portuguese manager looks like he is set to bolster his defensive options come the summer through 24-year-old Umtiti.
The powerful centre-back came through the ranks at Lyon, winning the Coupe De France and Trophee Des Champions in 2012. 170 appearances and three goals later, Umtiti made a £25 million move to Barcelona in 2016 following an impressive showing at the Euros 2016 with France, where he has currently made 66 appearances and scored one goal.
But whether Mourinho manages to land his man in the summer, and if he does, who will most likely see themselves on the Manchester United fringes out of Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof?