Umtiti signs five-year Barcelona contract

Umtiti signs five-year Barcelona contract
Umtiti signs five-year Barcelona contract

Barcelona have confirmed that centre-back Samuel Umtiti has signed a new contract with the club that will keep him there until 2023.

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Umtiti, 24, joined Barcelona in the summer of 2016 from Lyon for a fee of €25 million.

He signed a five-year contract but his original deal contained a release clause of €50 million.

That relatively low release clause had seen him linked with a move away, with Manchester United and Manchester City mentioned.

However he has committed his future to the team and there is no mention of what his new release clause is in the press release from Barcelona.

France's defender Samuel Umtiti celebrates after scoring a goal during the friendly football match between France and Italy at the Allianz Riviera Stadium in Nice, southeastern France, on June 1, 2018.Getty Images

There will be a press conference on Monday however where the subject will inevitably discussed.

Umtiti is currently with the France squad ahead of the World Cup and scored the opening goal in Friday's 3-1 friendly victory over Italy.

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