Man Utd handed huge Umtiti boost as Barcelona line-up replacement

Catalan giants Barcelona are reportedly monitoring Toulouse defender Issa Diop as a potential replacement for Samuel Umtiti this summer.

Umtiti is being strongly tipped to quit the Nou Camp at the end of the season, with Manchester United the strong favourites to sign him, leaving Barca to ponder a replacement.

Diop, 21, has emerged as one of Ligue 1’s top defenders over the last two seasons and has scored twice in 26 appearances for his club this season.

And Don Balon states that Barcelona are so convinced that Umtiti will leave that they have joined Arsenal and Tottenham in the race to land Diop.

The Frenchman’s contract at Toulouse runs out in 2020 and at this stage there is no mention of what the fee might be for the player.


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