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Samuel Umtiti says returning to Lyon ‘is a possibility’

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The defender is refusing to rule out a future switch

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Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti says he could return to former club Lyon at some point in the future.

The centre-back moved to the Camp Nou from Lyon in 2016 and enjoyed a great start to life with the Catalan giants.

However, his career has been interrupted by injury over recent seasons, and he has lost his place in the starting XI to Clement Lenglet.

Umtiti has been linked with a Barca exit recently, and laughed off rumors over the summer, but admits he could head back to France at some point in the future.

“I’d like to be a coach. I take notes from those I’ve worked under, their training sessions and what they do. Returning to Lyon is a possibility, as a player or as a coach,”

Source | Team Orange Football (via Sport)

The defender’s future has made plenty of headlines recently, and there seems to be some debate at the club over whether he will be able to get back to his best on a regular basis for the Spanish champions.