Samuel Umtiti opens door to quick Manchester United transfer ahead of World Cup

Samuel Umtiti opens door to quick Manchester United transfer ahead of World Cup

Samuel Umtiti has opened the door to a transfer to Manchester United and admitted he wants his situation resolved by the World Cup.
The France international is yet to sign a new contract at Barcelona and has found himself extensively linked with a move away from the Camp Nou.
Jose Mourinho was thought to have been actively pursuing the centre-back as he eyed new defensive recruits this summer and he was keen for Manchester United to trigger Umtiti’s £54million release clause.
Talk of a move died down when it appeared he was close to putting pen to paper on a new deal with the Catalan giants but Umtiti has sparked fresh speculation by claiming that he has no news over whether he’s going to sign a new contract.

The 24-year-old is determined not to have any distractions during the World Cup, where he is expected to be a starter for Didier Deschamps side, and insists he is looking for his situation to be solved before the beginning of Russia 2018.

‘On my contract extension I have no news,’ he said.
‘I look at my phone but I have not been called so nothing has happened.
‘My situation? I don’t think it’s going to disturb me too much because it’s been going on for a few months and I had to finish a season like this.
‘I think it’s important to settle these cases before the start of the competition and for my part it will be done.’