FC Barcelona announce Umtiti deal

FC Barcelona have announced the signing of France international Samuel Umtiti form Olympique Lyon. The player signed a 5-year-deal which will keep him at the club until 2021.

Regarding the financial details of the deal Barcelona revealed they paid a fee of €25m (£21m) for the 22-year-old defender.

The French international is the second addition to the Blaugrana squad this summer, following the arrival of Denis Suarez from Villarreal.

The Frenchman can play at the centre of defence or at left back.

Despite his youth, he has played 170 games for Olympique, acting as captain on several occasions.

Last season he made a total of 38 appearances scoring 1 goal in the process

Club Period MP G A
Ol. Lyon
2011-16 170 5 3

He has represented France at all levels, making his debut for the senior national team in the recent Euro 2016 tournament in France. He made his debut against Iceland in the quarter-finals and played in both the semi-final and the final.