MD: Umtiti in tears at the top meeting at Camp Nou, still cuddle with Laporta

Samuel Umtiti had an emotional maintenance with the FC Barcelona summit during the last transfer summer, claims Mundo Deportivo. Barรงa actually wanted to lose the French defender, but still stayed, after a meeting in which tears were allegedly flourished.
Umtiti has been struggling with injury for years and barely made minutes last season. The financially plagued Barcelona wanted to dissolve its contract to save salary costs. However, the 27-year-old Frenchman did not agree and worked โ€” outside the club โ€” hard to get top fit again, writes Mundo Deportivo.
According to the newspaper, Umtiti asked for a consultation with the Barรงa leadership in mid-August and came across from Chairman Joan Laporta, Vice President Rafael Yuste and sporting director Mateu Alemany. Emotions then ran high: Umtiti would have even erupted in tears while trying to convince the Barรงa summit of his goodwill. Both parties finally found each other anyway: the meeting ended with a hug between Umtiti and Laporta, it sounds.
The Frenchman has remained in Camp Nou after a hectic transfer period, knowing that his contract is going through another two years. Trainer Ronald Koeman has included Umtiti once in the competition roster this season, but had him sit on the couch for ninety minutes against Getafe on August 29th.