Barcelona loanee Umtiti grabs help on Lecce debut


AS Roma v US Lecce - Serie A
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A very good night time for the Frenchman

Samuel Umtiti made his first look for Lecce on Sunday after his mortgage transfer from Barcelona.

The center-back was named within the beginning XI for his new crew’s journey to Roma in Serie A.

Chris Smalling opened the scoring for the hosts and Lecce have been then lowered to 10 males when Morten Hjulmand was despatched off.

However, Lecce went on to equalize six minutes earlier than half-time by Gabriel Strefezza, with the help coming from Umtiti.

Lecce did go on to lose the sport, with Paulo Dybala netting the winner after the break from the penalty spot.

Umtiti’s help comes on a day when president Joan Laporta made it fairly clear that the defender has no future on the Camp Nou.

The membership chief spoke concerning the defender on the membership’s General Assembly.

“We can hardly count on him for the future, because none of the coaches we have had has considered that he can play, so we are going to try to make a definitive transfer,” he stated.

“His case has a complicated solution. At the moment he is on loan at Lecce, but the will is to find the best solution for the player.”

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