Barcelona Sends Stern Message to Umtiti and Braithwaite As La Liga Club Tries to Force Both Players Out

Barcelona Sends Stern Message to Umtiti and Braithwaite As La Liga Club Tries to Force Both Players Out

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Barcelona are keen on doing whatever it will take to get Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite off their books before the start of the 2022/23 season
  • The Barcelona hierarchy has told the pair they will not be getting squad numbers when the new season commences
  • Both Braithwaite and Umtiti have been put up for sale by Barcelona as the club tries to offload fringe players in order to raise funds to register their new signings

Barcelona players, Martin Braithwaite and Samuel Umtiti could be in for hard times at the La Liga giants if they refuse to leave the club before the start of the 2022/23 season.

The Catalan giants have been eager to offload both players and have informed both Braithwaite and Umtiti that they will not be getting squad numbers ahead of the new season.

Martin Braithwaite, Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona, La Liga, Blaugrana, Camp Nou, Spain
Martin Braithwaite is among 7 players Barcelona hopes to offload this summer to raise funds to register their new signings. Photo by Alex Caparros
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According to SB Nation, Barcelona has also told the pair they will both be sacked if they are adamant to leave and still remain at the club by 31st August.

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Braithwaite is reportedly considering offers from Saudi Arabia and Spain, but he won't leave unless the remaining two years of his contract are paid in full.

Samuel Umtiti, on the other hand, is willing to go but hasn’t been too interested in any of the very few offers that have come his way, with Greek side Olympiacos the latest club to be linked with the French defender.

Braithwaite demands a full two-year salary to terminate contract with Barcelona

Meanwhile, Martin Braithwaite is determined to get all his wages owed by Barcelona before deciding to leave the Catalan giants this summer.

According to Barca Universal, Braithwaite is inclined to leave Barcelona but wants the club to pay off his contract for him to depart.

The 31-year-old has been told he has no future at Barcelona and was excluded from the club’s pre-season tour of the USA last month.

Samuel Umtiti addresses damaging claims of failed medical

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Samuel Umtiti has taken to social media with a subtle response to reports suggesting his move to Ligue 1 side Rennes collapsed.

Barcelona were highly optimistic that they would be able to free up their wage bill further by securing the sale of Umtiti, whose spell with the Catalan club has been hampered by injuries.

Everything was in place for Umtiti to move back to Ligue 1, but that deal appears to have calmed in recent days.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..