Red Devils started negotiations with £65m-rated La Liga defender

Man United are planning shock move for Barcelona centre-back Samuel Umtiti and set to pay big money for the player in July when the transfer window opens again. Red Devils need a new high-class defender to strengthen the back-line, and France international is the best choice in this situation.

He has a fantastic season and proves his worth one more time. Ole Gunnar Solskjær will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Blaugrana aren’t going to sell such a vital footballer during the transfer window. Umtiti joined the Catalan club from Lyon in 2016 with a £23m deal.

He is one of the best centre-backs in Europe and an unchanged figure for the club. In this campaign, Samuel already played ten matches and made one assist in all competition. It is a good result for the player who had an injury and missed numerous games in this season.

The French defender has contracted with the Spanish club until 2023, and his release clause is around £65m. His price could increase and become much more. The 25-year-old footballer is a regular member of the national team and also helped them to win the 2018 Mundial which is already a significant achievement for the defender.

He also scored a winning goal against Belgium in the semi-final. Man United won the Champions League second match against PSG and reached the quarter-final which is already a big success for the English club. Red Devils also linked with Ajax centre-back Matthijs de Ligt and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.