BARCELONA – Gerard Piqué will not play on Sunday against Getafe, after confirming an injury to the soleus of the left leg suffered on Saturday in San Mamés and will take advantage of the immediate stoppage of the League by the national teams to recover without any urgency.
The diagnosis of the Barcelona medical services indicated a simple elongation, whose recovery should be optimal in a plane not exceeding two weeks.
The absence of the Catalan in next Sunday’s game against Getafe will be added to that of Èric García, sent off against Athletic and that will cause Ronald Koeman to have the need to release a new pair of centrals on the third day of the championship, understood as the most possible choice was formed by Ronald Araújo and Clément Lenglet, who last season shared ownership in twelve official matches.
Without ruling out the definitive recovery of Òscar Mingueza, injured during the Olympic Games, another emergency solution would be personalized by Frenkie de Jong, who in the last year was used by the coach in four games as a center-back, understanding that Samuel Umtiti, whom the club gave He is urgently looking for an exit and was already pointed out directly by Koeman, he has no option to enter into his plans … If it is that when he arrives next weekend he still remains under the discipline of the Barça club.
Although from Barcelona the possibility of directly firing Umtiti was denied to ESPN Deportes last week as was done with the Brazilian Matheus Fernandes, the club does not hide its discomfort over the immobility of the French central, who rejected, and for the moment continues rejecting, accepting the letter of freedom that Barça offered him if it is not accompanied by the salary that he has signed for the next two seasons and whose amount for the club rises above 35 million euros.
If Umtiti ruled out the option of leaving on loan to Besiktas and Benfica clarified that despite the liking of his coach Jorge Jesús, he considers it unacceptable to face the player’s file, from the Camp Nou the existence of clubs interested in negotiating his incorporation is assured, although in all cases the main problem is financial.