Man United fans react to Samuel Umtiti transfer link

Manchester United are seeking to capitalise on the contract instability of Barcelona’s French international defender Samuel Umtiti, according to the Daily Record. 

The former Lyon defender has a 60 million euro release clause and the Red Devils have sounded him out to gauge his interest in a switch to Old Trafford.

That is because the Catalan giants are stalling over his wage demands, as he looks for a contract that better reflects his status as a key part of the first team.

This season has seen him mature and become a reliable partner for Gerard Pique but the report, by Duncan Castles, who is a close ally of United boss Jose Mourinho, suggests he could move to Old Trafford.

United fans have taken to Twitter and their reactions seem to be in two distinct categories; those who are suspicious that Umtiti is using the Red Devils to engineer an increased wages – Sergio Ramos has done similar in recent years – and those who are genuinely excited.

We’ve taken a look at a selection of the online reaction…