According to the latest announcements, Umtiti will soon become a Rennes player.
What is surprising is that the Frenchman will leave Catalonia without compensation, even though his contract does not expire until 2026.
The club’s priority is to get rid of the French defender’s wages, although it is illogical that earlier this year they signed an extension until 2026.
Martin Braithwaite is another of the “undesirables” at the Nou Camp.
The 31-year-old has a contract until 2024, but Barca want to cash in on his transfer. The Catalans brought him two years ago for a sum of around 20 million euros, and now they are ready to let him go for eight. There is interest in him from the Premier League from two unnamed clubs.
The problem is that the 31-year-old footballer does not want to leave Barcelona. The contract is on his side, he seems willing to even “warm the bench” until it expires.