Samuel Umtiti visibly affected by contract saga
The Frenchman's future is a huge headache for all sides involved.
Samuel Umtiti has the lowest release clause in Barcelona - just €60million. The Catalans would love to have it excluded from his contract, however, Umtiti also demands a better salary.
Barcelona are unable to meet Umtiti's financial demands. Meanwhile, Jose Mourinho remains in constant contact with the Frenchman. Manchester United could easily activate Umtiti's clause and they have enough money to lure him to the Old Trafford.
All these contract negotiations have a negative impact on Umtiti. He was beyond his level while playing for France during the international break. Moreover, he made several serious defensive mistakes against Sevilla. He didn't know how to react to Paulinho's failed marking assignment which lead to Sevilla's opener.
Will Umtiti renew with Barcelona?