Samuel Umtiti injury is serious and requires patience, altough the French does not want surgery he will be out for months
FCBarcelona will decide next week if the club signs a centre back on January. As BNC has known, the medical services are going to test Samuel Umtiti, who is recovering from his knee injury in Qatar. If the results are negative, the club will sign a substitute during the winter transfer window.
The sports directive have informed Ernesto Valverde that they have controlled a player with less than 30 with experience, in order to sign him if it is needed.
However, the main objective is Mattjis de Ligt, from Ajax, but Barcelona will try to sign him in summer because the Dutch club do not want to transfer him in the middle of the season.
In this sense, the tests on Umtiti during the next week will decide if Barça signs or not during the winter transfer window.