BARCELONA star Gerard Pique has warned the club that they must give in to Samuel Umtiti’s demands to avoid losing the defender to Manchester United. Lionel Messi furious at Barcelona as Samuel Umtiti ‘agrees’ deal with Man Utd.
The France international has been linked with a move away from the Nou Camp amid disagreements over a new deal.Umtiti is reportedly happy to stay at the club but would like to be rewarded for his good performances this season.The 24-year-old currently earns £70,000-a-week but wants to see his wages doubled.But according to reports in Spain, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu is refusing to budge.
Diario Gol claims that Pique is concerned about the situation and has been told by friends at Manchester United that Jose Mourinho is closely monitoring the situation Premier League giants have started house-hunting for the center-back and are willing to meet his £53m release clause.
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Diario Gol suggests Umtiti has agreed to provisional terms with United, who are willing to pay him more than he is asking for in Spain. Pique has urged Barca chiefs to pay Umtiti what he wants and the Spaniard’s warning has angered Lionel Messi, who is desperate for him to stay at the club.