Spanish journalist warns Samuel Umtiti
Marca's Luis F. Rojo asks Barca centre-back to pay attention to the game and not be distracted by transfer rumours
"Samuel Umtiti has been one of the stories of Barcelona's season. His performances have been extraordinary and the biggest clubs in Europe have started to look at his release clause of 60 million euros, which remains behind the times. Barcelona, meanwhile, have been pressuring to start negotiating a new deal and to up that release clause."
"Umtiti's future has been talked about a lot over the past few weeks, from whether or not he's demanding too much money to how much he's wanted by Premier League teams. It seems that all of this is having an effect on him. The noise is affecting him, as he hasn't been the same as in previous months. He didn't play well with France and then against Sevilla he made too many defensive mistakes."
"In Sevilla's first goal he didn't know how to react to Paulinho's missed marking assignment. Umtiti's talent is beyond doubt, so the problem is that he needs to switch off the outside noise and he has to focus on the team. There will be time to talk about money later on."
Do you think Samuel is affected by rumours?