A storm could be coming at Can Barça. What seemed a rumour in an English tabloid has gathered momentum. Manchester City are reportedly ready to pay Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause. The French defender's available for just 60 million euros, which isn't a huge amount compared with other recent deals.
City feel defence is one of their weak points and want to strengthen. Pep Guardiola plays with John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi and things have gone well. However, there are no guaranteed backups. Mangala does not offer total security, while Vincent Kompany spends too much time with injury problems. For that reason, City have made a move for Umtiti, who, according to L'Equipe, listened to the offer. The French newspaper say a transfer is 'feasible'.
Barça will have to wake up and speak with, along with Ter Stegen and Leo Messi, the best player in Ernesto Valverde's side this season. After 18 months at Camp Nou, Umtiti has earned his place in the side through hard work and talent. He has the club's fans in his pocket... but in the world of football anything can happen.