Barcelona Could Sacrifice Umtiti to Secure De Ligt Signature

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Spanish giant, Barcelona are still eager to sign Ajax Amsterdam young center back, Matthijs de Light for next summer. However, considering the huge fee Ajax are asking for their skipper, Barca might need to make some sell.

One of the players that Blaugrana could consider selling on next summer transfer market is French international Samuel Umtiti. The center back has been having injury issues this season which eventually puts him slightly behind in the packing order.

Barca’s coach, Ernesto Valverde, has been more keen in pairing up Gerard Pique with Clement Lenglet recently. That situation might ensure Barcelona’s decision in parting ways with the France international next summer.

In order to capture De Ligt, The Catalan outfit reportedly will need to splash around 70 to 75 million Euro. That amount of money is not easy to acquire for Blaugrana, especially after they spent similar amount to prize up Frenkie De Jong also from Ajax.

Making a swift move, even just by freeing up that financial flexibility can help them securing De Light sooner rather than later. Blaugrana are not alone in their interest on the center back as Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are also keen.

Ajax themselves doesn’t have any preference in selling their star defender as the final decision is on De Light’s hands.

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