Samuel Umtiti risk Arsenal and Man Utd must consider ahead of potential transfer

Arsenal and Manchester United are reportedly requiring a medical check on Samuel Umtiti’s knee ahead of any potential transfer for the Barcelona star.

Umtiti has been strongly linked with a move to the Premier League in recent months having made just 16 appearances for Barca this season.

The centre-back pairing of Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet appear to be ahead of the French defender, who moved to the Nou Camp from Lyon in 2016.

Umtiti has struggled at times with injuries and has persistently been troubled by his right knee.

Spanish outlet AS claim that Barcelona have already told club that they’re taking offers for the defender this summer.

However, the report adds that all club interested are requiring a check-up on the dodgy joint.

Umtiti could have reportedly undergone surgery on his knee back in 2018 however chose not to and it’s believed he’s now in constant pain.

And that is something that Manchester United and Arsenal both have to consider before they make any move for the 26-year-old.

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Umtiti had previously said about a move to United: “I was asked if I wanted to stay or go to [United] but I didn't want to talk about that, above all because I was with the national team.

"I just said the word 'joker.' I don't know how that word is interpreted [in Spain], but you can interpret it as you wish.

"The priority was to renew here at Barcelona , as I have done. It's my home. It's a dream to play here, with the best players at, for me, the best club in the world. I don't see myself playing for another team.

"I am really happy here and I have everyone's confidence, so I couldn't leave. That's it.

"I'm not going to speak about the numbers, that's not my problem. I want to play football and win titles with Barcelona.

"I am playing for the best team in the world. I am not here for the money – it's important but I am here to win trophies."

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