‘Big earner Umtiti does not pass inspection, leaves Barça from the job ‘

FC Barcelona remains stuck with Samuel Umiti in his stomach for the time being. The 28-year-old defender was well on his way to Stade Rennes, but that transfer has been ricocheted.
Both clubs talked about a rental transfer and Umtiti had already traveled to Brittany to go through his medical examination. However, according to the Catalan medium TV3, the central defender did not pass that inspection. The number four of the previous Ligue 1 season decided to pull the plug on the transfer.
Umtiti came over from Olympique Lyon in 2016 and has taken action less and less often over the years, partly due to persistent injury suffering. Last season, the 31-time French international played one game. In January, he extended his contract until 2026, but Barça did so to spread his salary over several years, allowing winter purchase Ferran Torres to be registered. The club cannot afford to terminate its contract now, but can still do so in the summer of 2023 according to a special clause.