Sport| FC Barcelona eyeing a defender to replace Samuel Umtiti.

Eager to strengthen his central defense this winter, Ernesto Valverde would have validated the track leading to Jeison Murillo, player of FC Valencia.

With the injuries of Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen, FC Barcelona should recruit a new central defender in the winter mercato. And Ernesto Valverde would be eager to see this rookie mystery land in his ranks. Indeed, according to the information of Mundo Deportivo, the Spanish coach would like to recover a player in the first week of January to integrate the best in his group. This Wednesday, RAC1 revealed for its part that Jeison Murillo, central defender of FC Valencia, would be the lucky elected to join Barça, and the trend would be confirmed.

The length of its unavailability is still unknown

Samuel Umtiti, who was wounded on September 28th in the left knee, returned on November 10th. But Tuesday, he felt a new discomfort to the same knee. Package in Eindhoven, the length of his unavailability is still unknown. For Barça, the recruitment of a defender this winter cannot be ruled out.

FC Barcelona could hire defender in the winter transfer window.

The Catalan club still does not know the duration of unavailability of Samuel Umtiti. It could still be longer than his previous knee injury contracted in late September. Questioned by Movistar + on the will of the Barca to recruit this winter at the post of the French international, Guillermo Amor does not leave the track: ” Recruit a defender this winter? We do not know. For now, we will analyze closely whether it is necessary or not and whether it is worth activating on the transfer window. Once this is done, any movement can always happen. What must happen will happen. ” (Daily Mail)

His background

Samuel Umtiti was born in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 14/11/1993 French international, arrived at FC Barcelona in 2016, is known for his physical power, his quality of recovery and his sense of anticipation.
Samuel Umtiti joins the group to strengthen the defense of Luis Enrique’s team. The French international arrives at the Club on July 14, 2016, from Lyon where he was the holder. It is presented the next day at Camp Nou, on July 15th, 2016. Quoted from (FC Barcelona)

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