The coach says the Frenchman will soon make his return.
“Samuel Umtiti is very close [to making his return], he played 60 minutes with Barcelona B and had no discomfort. I don’t know when, but soon he will be on the list,” Ronald Koeman has told the press conference ahead of the Cadiz match.
Barcelona’s are experiencing a shortage of centre-backs at the moment, as Umtiti and Gerard Pique are out with injuries. Thankfully, Ronald Araujo has recovered and will be available for the upcoming match.
Umtiti has been out since July as he is still struggling with a chronic knee problem. However, he’s looking to put an end to it and has even gone vegan.
Koeman provides positive update on Samuel Umtiti
Koeman says that Umtiti played for 60 mins with Barca B and felt no discomfort.