£54m-rated Manchester United CB target will be at club next season


Manchester United transfer target, Samuel Umtiti could be staying at Camp Nou beyond this season after his yesterday’s goal celebration. The Frenchman has been a longtime target for José Mourinho who wants to improve his team ahead of next season.

Barcelona were 4-1 winner over Serie A side AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final, last night at Camp Nou.

The Blaugranas were obviously the better side throughout the encounter as they force their opponent to do much of defending to avoid conceding against the La Liga runaway leaders.

After lots of pressure from the home side, Danielle De Rossi mistakenly put the ball past his own goalkeeper to give the Catalans their much-deserved lead before the break.

Manchester United-linked player Samuel Umtiti looked to have doubled the lead in the 55th minute of the game but it was adjudged as another own goal from a Roma defender.

Though that wasn’t his goal as he initially thought, Umtiti celebration by pointing his hand at Barca’s crest on his shirt signifies that the Frenchman is not willing to move out of Camp Nou this summer irrespective of the price United are willing to offer.

Suarez and Pique scored Barcelona’s third and fourth goal of the night while Edin Dzeko scored a mere consolation goal to put the scoreline at 4-1 ahead of the return leg in Italy.

Transfermarkt has valued the French centre-back at £54.00m.

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