Sanchez urges Mourinho to bring Umtiti to Old Trafford


Sanchez urges Mourinho to bring Umtiti to Old Trafford

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New signing Alexis Sanchez has urged Jose Mourinho to sign Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti.

Sanchez moved to Old Trafford in a swap deal involving Henrikh Mkhitarayn going the opposite way and is currently the best paid player in the Premier league, earning near 500,000 a week.

And now Matias Garcia of Don Balon claims that Sanchez has dived straight into the plans for improving United’s title chances. The Chilean has looked no other than his former club Barcelona, identifying contract rebel Umtiti as the right upgrade for his new club’s defence.

Umtiti is yet to sign a new deal at Camp Nou despite attempts by the Catalan team to secure his future there. Barcelona are well aware that Umtiti has a tasty release clause of around £50 million which has been attracting interest from top clubs in Europe.

He has been a long-term target of Jose Mourinho, but the Red Devils face competition from Pep Guardiola who is also looking to strengthen his back-line.

Umtiti’s contract with Barcelona stretches to 2021.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 27 59 72
2 Manchester United FC 27 32 56
3 Liverpool FC 27 30 54
4 Chelsea FC 27 26 53
5 Tottenham Hotspur FC 27 28 52
6 Arsenal FC 27 15 45
7 Burnley FC 27 -3 36
8 Leicester City FC 27 -1 35
9 Everton FC 27 -14 34
10 AFC Bournemouth 27 -10 31
11 Watford FC 27 -10 30
12 West Ham United FC 27 -12 30
13 Newcastle United FC 27 -11 28
14 Brighton & Hove Albion 27 -14 28
15 Crystal Palace FC 27 -17 27
16 Swansea City FC 27 -17 27
17 Huddersfield Town 27 -24 27
18 Southampton FC 27 -12 26
19 Stoke City FC 27 -26 25
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 27 -19 20