Samuel Umtiti loan deal complete, Barcelona to pay full salary – report
Samuel Umtiti could really leave Barcelona this summer with rumors firmly in place that the defender will join Lecce in Serie A.
The latest update comes from Fabrizio Romano who reports that the defender has now agreed personal terms with the Italian side.
Barcelona will pay his full salary but may receive bonuses based on the Frenchman’s appearances.
Serie A side Lecce have now agreed personal terms with Samuel Umtiti. Barcelona will pay the full salary but will receive supplements during the season. #FCB
Umtiti will fly to Lecce early next week once the final details are settled and sealed between the clubs. pic.twitter.com/2UAJrs3wmI
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 20, 2022
Di Marzio also believes that Umtiti will ‘bring his personal trainer with him’ to treat his knee which has given him all sorts of problems in recent seasons.
There are also a few more details on why Umtiti seem to have chosen Lecce. Apparently, the defender is keen on becoming a coach once he hangs up his boots and is very interested in learning Italian football and tactics.
Umtiti is set to fly to Italy early next week to complete his move and hopefully enjoy some regular playing time for the first time in a long time.