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Samuel Umtiti agrees for the first time to leave Barcelona

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He could join another team on loan - Olympique de Marseille

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Samuel Umtiti has reportedly agreed to leave FC Barcelona in order to get his career back on track. The World Cup winner has been ravaged by persistent knee injuries that have kept him away from his best form, and the Catalans have been anxious to find someone who will take on his massive wages.

It’s understood that a loan is what’s most likely right now. Olympique de Marseille has been rumored as a possible destination.

This deal could be a loan in which OM would only pay part of Umtiti’s salary, and Barcelona would pay the remaining sum. The goal would be to lessen the blaugrana’s ludicrously large wage bill. At the moment, it’s hard to find a buyer willing to take on the defender’s huge salary considering his injury record.

Barcelona B forward Konrad de la Fuente is said to already be well on the way to joining the same team in France.

Barcelona continue trying to find buyers for some of their unwanted players, many of whom are earning a considerable sum.