The latest news and reports suggest that a new world record fee could be broken for a world class defender who seems close to joining the Premier League during the winter transfer window, this January.
According to several reports such as the Daily Star, Sports Joe Ireland, and other sources from several European and South American outlets, they suggest that the Premier League giants are preparing a world record fee to pay for FC Barcelona in order to sign a top rated defender.
The French international defender and world cup winner, Samuel Umtitti, is reported on the verge of leaving FC Barcelona for a record fee to the Premier League where several clubs are interested in the services of the French player.
FC Barcelona, the Spanish La Liga giant, are reported close to sign Samuel Umtitti’s replacement from Deportivo Alavez, the Chile international defender, Guillermo Maripan, who is on the radar of A.S. Roma as well.
The signing of the Chilean defender could make Samuel Umtitti’s departure imminent where several clubs such as Chelsea FC, Arsenal FC, Manchester United, Manchester City, and Liverpool FC, are keen to splash the cash in order to enhance their defense.