Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti signs new five-year deal

Samuel Umtiti

Samuel Umtiti

Barcelona have announced defender Samuel Umtiti has signed a new contract keeping him at the club until 2023.

The France worldwide, who is preparing to represent Les Bleus at the World Cup later this month, penned a new five-year contract extension at Barcelona on Sunday night.

Umtiti joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016 and has quickly established himself as a cornerstone of the Catalans' backline.

Over the last two seasons, the Frenchman has progressed leaps and bounds to become an indispensable figure at the back for the Blaugrana and has become such an important player at Camp Nou that the win percentage drops drastically when he doesn't start.

The France centre-back fuelled the speculation in March when he refused to comment on reports he could sign for United.




Manchester United haven't been alone in pursuit of the player, with Real Madrid linked with a shock move for him as well.

Some great news for Barcelona fans, and it's that Samuel Umtiti will continue wearing the shirt until 2023.

In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2017-18 along with La Liga as Barcelona completed a domestic double in Spain.

Umtiti will then give a brief press conference at theRicard Maxenchs press room at 10:30am before rejoining the France squad for their World Cup preparations.

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