Published: Tue, June 05, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Umtiti's new Barcelona contract has $586 million euro buyout

Umtiti's new Barcelona contract has $586 million euro buyout

"A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023".

The Cameroon-born France international's new deal ties him to the club until 2023 and he will put pen to paper at the Nou Camp on Monday morning.

Samuel Umtiti has signed his new Barcelona contract, which includes a release clause of €500million.

Before signing his contract extension, Umtiti played down any speculation about his future, insisting he wouldn't leave Barca unless their "threw him out".

The 24-year-old defender had been linked with a move to Manchester United. I'm happy in the city, in the team and I feel like I've got the backing from all over the world.

It's expected to be around the €500m mark, which would be the same as the buyout clauses included in the new deals signed by Sergi Roberto and Gerard Pique earlier this year.

Umtiti joined Barcelona in 2016 after a productive spell with Lyon, and he established himself as one of the world's best defenders in the first half of this season.

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.

"I'm at a club that allowed me to realise my dream of playing there".

"I just couldn't leave".

During his two seasons at the club, he has made 83 appearances in all competitions, helping the club win La Liga once and the Copa del Rey twice.

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