Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are reportedly interested in Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.
It has been reported by the Spanish publication that Arsenal and other clubs have already enquired about the availability of the central defender.
The report has added that the Gunners - as well as the other interested clubs - want “an exhaustive medical examination of his troublesome knee” before making a decision.
The 26-year-old has had injury issues since he moved Barcelona from Lyon in the summer of 2016 for a transfer fee reported by AS to be worth €25 million (£22.75 million).
Barcelona want to sell the defender this summer, but the player himself wants to stay at Camp Nou, according to the report.
While Arsenal are a massive club and reportedly want him, one can understand why Umtiti wants to stay at Camp Nou.
After all, Barcelona are a global brand and have arguably the greatest footballer of all time in Lionel Messi and are a force to be reckoned with in Europe.
Umtiti has not been a massive success at Barca due to his injury problems, but he can be a star for the Blaugrana if he is able to stay fit.
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