It would be safe to say that Barcelona are going through their worst moment in recent times. Out of the UEFA Champions League and condemned to Europa League soccer next year, Xavi Hernandez has a challenging job in turning the club's fortunes around.
But it looks like they are slowly getting back on track. The Spanish manager has received his first good news since he took over at Camp Nou with Ferran Torres making his way to Barca from Manchester City, and more positive things could be just around the corner.
Report: Newcastle interested in Barcelona player
According to The Sun, The Magpies are willing to spend £17 million ($22.8m) to land Samuel Umtiti. This would be fantastic for the Cules, given that they've been trying to move on the French center-back for a long time.
Umtiti has fallen short of expectations since he moved to Spain and his mind-blowing salary became a burden for the Blaugrana, who failed to find a destination for him last summer.
Whether Newcastle will actually make a push for Umtiti remains to be seen, but what's for certain is that his future will no longer be in Barcelona. It looks like it will be a matter of time for the club to finally part ways with the expensive, outcast center-back.