Gunners fans urged £50 million World Cup winner Umtiti to make Arsenal move after Lacazatte message sent
ARSENAL fans have taken to social media in order to urge Samuel Umtiti to make a move to the Emirates.
With Mikel Arteta looking to spend some serious money during the summer transfer window, there was some speculation in the media that the Spanish boss was seeking to add some world class defenders to his squad, with Umtiti high up on the shopping list.
A knee injury, which required surgery, saw the Frenchman lose his starting place to countryman Clement Lenglet last season, and reports suggested Barcelona were willing to allow him to depart the club for the right amount of money.
And now Spanish publication El Desmarque are reporting that Barca want a deal done as soon as possible as they seek to get the defender off their books this transfer window, as they seek to fresh un their squad.
Fans were quick to urge Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti to leave the Nou Camp and secure a transfer to the Emirates this month, after the defender replied to an Instagram post from Gunners striker Alexandre Lacazette
Lacazette posted a picture of himself on Instagram on Wednesday and Umtiti replied in French saying: “T’es beau toi”.
One fan said: “You’re literally my favourite centre back, come to Arsenal.”
While another said: “We need you at Arsenal.”
And a third simply added: “Please come to Arsenal.”
One other wrote: “Join us.”
“Come to Arsenal bro,” a fifth said.
While Umtiti could be one option, Arteta has insisted he is looking to sign a defender, telling the Sky Sports website: “My obligation is to give my opinion on the things we can improve.
“Obviously we have a bad injury with Calum a few days ago that will change our plans at the back.
“The reality is we will not be able to do much. I’m more concerned about getting players back from injury and try to improve the players I have here, get everybody on board and understanding what we’re trying to do.
“And if something extra comes up and we think it is the right opportunity to improve what we have, then let’s do it.”
It will be interesting to see if Arteta manages to secure a possible deal for a player of this mans ability, as Umtiti would be a fantastic signing for this Arsenal side.
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