Samuel Umtiti has ‘impressed’ Xavi a lot in training, according to ESPN’s Elwood White.
The Frenchman’s maximum self-demand and professionalism has surprised Barca’s new head coach, it is said.
Before Xavi arrived, it was reported that Barcelona would try to offload the centre-back in January.
It has even been claimed that Benfica could land the 27-year-old in the winter.
Umtiti is yet to make his first appearance for the Catalans this season