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Transfer Updates On Umtiti, De Gea, Loftus-Cheek, Mari, Adrian, Sabitzer and Weghorst
Bye Bye Samuel Umtiti
Barcelona have terminated the contract of Frenchman Samuel Umtiti.
The termination of Umtiti’s contract is coming three years before it was supposed to expire.
Barcelona on the 30th of June 2023 released a statement on their official website confirming the news; they wrote:
“FC Barcelona and defender Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement to release the player from the contract binding him to the club until the end of the 2025/26 season.
“FC Barcelona wishes to express its gratitude to Umtiti and wishes him every fortune and success in the future.”
Where is Umtiti headed?
The Frenchman is set for a fresh challenge after seven years at Barcelona, where he won two La Liga titles and three Copa del Rey titles.
Umtiti was impressive for the Blaugrana side during his early years with the club after joining from Lyon in 2016.
The 29-year-old was also an important member of the French side that won the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A knee injury really blighted the defender’s career but he managed to play first team football last term at Serie A club Leece.
It is uncertain the next club Umtiti will be representing as he is in search of a new team to ply his trade.
David De Gea Is Officially A Free Agent
Meanwhile, David De Gea’s contract with Manchester United has come to an end.
De Gea’s contract expired on the 30th of June, 2023 putting an end to a 12-year stay at the Old Trafford club.
Despite his contract running out, discussions remain open with the legendary goalie.
The goalkeeper’s future currently hangs in the balance and there is the possibility of him plying his trade for another side next season.
He won the Premier League Golden Glove award for the 2022/23 season after keeping 17 clean sheets.
However, due to several seemingly unforgivable howlers his important showing looked to have gone down the drain.
What is the next phase in David De Gea’s footballing career? Well, only time definitely will tell.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek Has Left Chelsea
Loftus-Cheek penned a four-year deal with the Rossoneri, which will see him stay with the club until at least the summer of 2027.
The 27-year-old joined the club at the age of 8 and he has decided to end his 19-years stay at Stamford Bridge.
He will be teaming up with former Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori at the San Siro as they prepare for a competitive season ahead.
The England International made 155 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 13 goals and providing 18 assists across all competitions.
He won several trophies at the Stamford Bridge club, including two Premier League titles, one Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup.
Ruben Loftus-Cheek becomes the latest high profile player to exit Chelsea this summer, after the departures of Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic to direct Premier League rivals, Arsenal and Manchester City, respectively.
Mason Mount is also set to become a Manchester United player after Chelsea agreed a fee with the Old Trafford club recently.
Kalidou Koulibaly, Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante have also exited the club. They have penned lucrative deals in Saudi Arabia.
Marcel Sabitzer and Wout Weghorst Have Returned To Their Primary Base
Marcel Sabitzer and Wout Weghorst have returned to Bayern Munich after their loan deals with Manchester United expired.
Confirming their departure on it’s official website while sharing a squad update of Manchester United, the club wrote:
“In terms of incoming loans at United, Marcel Sabitzer and Wout Weghorst are due to return to Bayern Munich and Burnley, respectively.”
The club additionally wrote that both players were immense to the club’s successes last term.
United added: “Both made telling contributions to our Carabao Cup success and clinching a top-three place in the Premier League, with Weghorst supplying the assist for Marcus Rashford’s goal in the final win over Newcastle United at Wembley.
“Sabitzer scored twice in the home Europa League tie with Sevilla, after opening his account in the Emirates FA Cup comeback against Fulham, but missed the run-in due to a knee problem.”
Marcel Sabitzer made 18 appearances for Manchester United during his short stint on loan at the club, scoring 3 goals and providing 1 assist.
For Wout Weghorst, he made 31 appearances for Erik Ten Hag’s side last term, scoring 2 goals and providing 3 assists.
In terms of who is more likely to return to the club, Marcel Sabitzer’s shirt was shockingly included in the club’s kit launch and it sparked optimism in the minds of Man United faithfuls that he might join the club permanently.
Wout Weghorst was only a makeshift pending when the summer transfer window comes on board as the club’s wasn’t willing to go all out in signing a striker during the winter transfer window.
Pablo Mari Leaves England For Italy
He made 22 appearances in total for the Gunners, scoring one goal and providing no assist.
Mari was on loan for the entirety of the 2022/23 season and he helped the club to an 11th place finish in the Serie A.
The Spaniard made 31 appearances for AC Monza, scoring one goal and providing no assist.
Monza parted with a fee close to £6 million to get Pablo Mari’s signature and he is an important member of the Biancorossi.
Adrian Signs A Contract Extension With Liverpool
Adrian has put pen-to-paper on a short term deal with Liverpool.
The Spaniard penned one-year deal with the Reds which will see him remain at the club until at least the summer of 2024.
Adrian has made 26 appearances for Liverpool since he joined the club in the summer transfer window of 2019.
With Liverpool, he has won the Premier League, UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and FA Community Shield.
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