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Follow the movement in the Barça offices to lighten the salary mass and have room for movement in the transfer market. The last operation, the renewal of Samuel Umtiti until 2026, with a salary reduction that will allow the registration of Ferran Torres, the last signing of this winter market, following the current regulations and the salary limit.
“FC Barcelona and the first team player Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement to extend their contract until June 30, 2026, ” announced the Blaugrana club.
In addition, Umtiti reduces part of the salary that he was going to receive in the year and a half that he had a contract, until June 2023. “With this operation, the player extending his contract, the club does not acquire any higher financial commitment with the footballer “, clarified the club.
In this sense, Barça expressed their “gratitude” to Samuel Umtiti for the “effort and affection” shown. The French center-back, who has barely counted for the last coaches, will now remain linked to Barça until 2026 and hopes to convince Xavi Hernández of his worth on the pitch.
On the other hand, with this contract extension, FC Barcelona expands its ‘fair play and lowers the wage bill to be able to register Ferran Torres in LaLiga, so the former Manchester City player, now positive for coronavirus, will be able to debut shortly and play the rest of the season. For now, he is waiting to turn negative, like Pedri, to be able to travel to Saudi Arabia and be able to debut in the Super Cup.