Today, Barcelona released a statement about the condition of Samuel Umtiti. The Catalans say the 26-year-old has already beaten Covid-19.
Barcelona of Catalonia has published a statement on the official website regarding the health of Samuel Umtiti. In the statement it is said that the French defender has already defeated the Coronavirus and for now, he has fully recovered.
The 26-year-old has been battling COVID-19 since August 14, the day Barcelona lost against Bayern Munich in the 1/4 finals of the UEFA Champions League and were knocked out of the tournament.
The test on Umtiti Coronavirus was conducted twice at 24-hour intervals, and the answer was negative in both cases. Only after that the French defender was allowed to train with his teammates.
However, it should be noted that the French defender is still undergoing a recovery process after a knee injury. That is why he is unable to train with the team during the pre-season.
Recall, Samuel Umtiti moved to Barcelona from Lyon in 2016 for 25 million euros. But he misses quite a lot of time due to his frequent injuries. Last season, the Frenchman managed to take part in only 18 matches under the auspices of all tournaments.