Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti is an interest in former Rennes boss Bruno Cenesio. Rennes boss Bruno Cenesio has revealed. There is an interest in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti to bring the 28-year-old to the club this off-season. As reported by Mundo Deportivo on Sunday.
Cenesio had previously worked with Umtiti in both Lyon’s youth. And senior teams before the French defender moved to Barcelona in the summer of 2016. But Azul Grana has not been able to make the move. Looking to release the 28-year-old defensive line outside of Xavi Hernandez’s plans to leave the Camp Nou this close season. The player has been linked with Rennes, UFABET with former boss Cenesio currently in charge.
‘Sam is a player I know well enough. Just as I had him during my many years of formation. And then in the first team at Lyon and that made the connection.’
‘You all know his past, his qualities. The problems he had in the last year. But he is still a top player and top player that we are interested in.’ said Cenesio.
Samuel Umtiti started his football career in 1999-2001. Playing for two years at the Menival youth club. And then from 2001-2012 playing with Lyon. For a period of 11 years, then stepped into a high level of professional football in 2010-2012 played for Lyon B , playing 21 times. Then moved to play with Lyon in 2012-2016, four years and playing a total of 131 times. Later in 2016 he moved to play with Barcelona. A club in the top Spanish league. By playing more than 50 matches and is the main player of the Barcelona team.