Samuel Umtiti is back to his best in Italy, where he has become a key player in Lecce's salvation. The French centre-back, who will definitively leave Barca this coming transfer window, did not hesitate to throw a jab at his former team...
Umtiti left FC Barcelona last summer in search of his footballing resurrection away from Camp Nou. The defender headed to Italy on loan, where he quickly became one of Lecce's key players.
The World Cup winner felt like a footballer again at his new club, where he is already considered a legend by the fans. However, the player's loan has come to an end and the centre-back will have to return to Barcelona to resolve his immediate future.
The French defender has taken advantage of his departure from Lecce to say goodbye to the Italian club on social media. The player has thanked his team for the confidence placed in him when others were hesitating.... a dart aimed at Barça?
Samuel Umtiti's farewell
"First of all, I would like to thank Mr Corvino and Lecce for reaching out to me when other teams doubted me. Thank you for your trust. I have found a team with values and an exceptional mentality. We had a goal at the beginning of the season and we have achieved it through hard work. For me, this salvation is equivalent to winning a title.
"I am lucky to have been part of this group, this team. It's an incredible human experience. Thank you guys, my team, the staff for helping me. Thank you Mr. Baroni. Thanks to the fans for their support from the first to the last day. We are united forever. I leave with a heart full of love from you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and Forza Lecce forever," said the Frenchman.
Everything seems to indicate that FC Barcelona and Samuel Umtiti will definitely part ways this coming summer. The great performance he's had in Italy will make it easier for the centre-back to find a new club for his new adventure.
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