Barcelona defender Umtiti may need knee surgery

David Cooper - Writer 11:50 30/11/2018
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Samuel Umtiti has been struggling with a knee problem and it has now emerged that he may require surgery.

The centre-back was forced to pull out of Barcelona’s Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.

Marca report that Umtiti has been offered the option of surgery by the Barcelona team doctors, with the decision left up to him.

The defender has struggled with knee cartilage problems this year and despite treatment over the last couple of months which saw him return against Atletico Madrid last weekend, the issues seem to have resurfaced.

Surgery may be the only option to rid him of the ailment permanently but that would rule him out until the closing stages of the season.

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