Umtiti, 26, is currently recovering from his last injury after experiencing discomfort in his left knee again, which has kept him from acting since July.

Samuel Umtiti is infected

Barcelona left-back Samuel Umtiti has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club confirmed on Friday. Umtiti, 26, is currently recovering from his last injury after experiencing discomfort in his left knee again, which has kept him from acting since July. And has now joined fellow defender Jean-Clair Todibo in catching the virus, although without showing any symptoms or health concerns. “After tests on Thursday, first-team player Samuel Umtiti tested positive for Covid-19. The affected person is asymptomatic, in good health, and isolation at home”. The club informed the relevant sports and health authorities. He also tracked all the people who contacted the player to conduct tests.”

The French have suffered a nightmare run of injuries

Umtiti’s injuries prevented him from joining the rest of Barcelona’s squad in Lisbon ahead of Friday’s Champions League quarterfinal clash against Bayern Munich, for which he has already been expelled. Thus, he did not contact his colleagues, who returned negative results in pre-game testing. The France international, who is part of the winning 2018 World Cup in Russia. He has suffered a cursed run of injuries over the past two seasons, which severely limited his availability for selection. The French played just 11 Liga games in 2019-20, up from 14 in the last season. And he has been linked with a departure from Camp Nou in recent months. Tottenham, which confirmed Jan Vertonghen’s arrival at Benfica on Friday, are one of the clubs reportedly interested in him.

Everton and West Ham United have also seen their names come up in connection with a defender whose injury problems stemmed from his sinking in Barça’s orders as Clement Lenglet became Gerard Piquet’s first-choice partner. Umtiti has played a total of 114 appearances in all Barcelona competitions since moving from Lyon in the summer of 2016. He raised six trophies to date during his time at the club, including two LaLiga triumphs.