- FC Barca have signed a 22-year-old French international defender Samuel Umtiti Olympique Lyonnais for the next five seasons.
- Barca paid €25 million for the player.
- Umtiti’s buyout clause is €60 million.
The player comes to Barcelona to strengthen the defense for Luis Enrique’s team. The French can play in central defense or at left back. Despite his youth, he played 170 matches for the Olympique, acting as captain on several occasions. Although, he is not a goal-scoring defender,but he has scored a total of five goals in his five seasons with the first team of the French club. Samuel represented France at all levels, thereby making his debut for the national team in just concluded Euro2016 tournament in France. He however made his debut against Iceland in the quarter-finals and played in both the semi and the final.
Samuel Umtiti however will arrive in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon local time, with a photo session provided outside the club offices at a time yet to be determined.