Barcelona have grown tired and disappointed with Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembélé’s behavior after the two committed serious acts of indiscipline in the last few days, according to a report from ESPN’s Moisés Llorens.
The report, citing multiple sources, says Umtiti was 30 minutes late to the very first training session last Friday, and he had to leave it early after suffering a muscle injury that will keep him out of action for at least three weeks. The club was also “very surprised” and upset at Umtiti for showing up out of shape and in worse condition that all of his teammates.
As for Dembélé, the forward still hasn’t joined training as he continues recovery from hamstring surgery, but the report says that Dembélé did not come to the facility on Monday for a scheduled MRI and more tests to assess his progress, which enraged some within the club.
According to the report the club is more and more uncertain about the future of the two players and is seriously considering selling both ahead of next season, and if the report — which is coming for a very reliable beat reporter — is accurate then it is hard to disagree with Barça’s position.