Samuel Umtiti, Barcelona Agree on Contract Extension Until 2022-23

Kristopher Nichols
June 4, 2018

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 is part of the France squad which will take part in the upcoming World Cup in Russian Federation, and scored in the friendly win over Italy on Friday night.

With the 24-year-old's future now committed to Camp Nou, Umtiti can focus on representing France at the World Cup, where he is expected to start for Didier Deschamps' side.

"The act of signing will take place Monday, at 10 the Camp Nou, and later the player will speak to the media".

Barcelona were concerned Umtiti's clause would be met amid reported interest from Manchester United, and therefore, according to ESPN FC, negotiated a £437m (€500m) release clause in the latest version of his agreement with the club. But, they have now received a setback in their bid to sign Umtiti, with the Frenchman reaching an agreement with Barcelona over a new five-year deal.

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Umtiti is now on worldwide duty with France as they prepare for the 2018 World Cup.

Umtiti signed from Lyon in 2016 and helped Barca win a domestic double in the 2017-18 season.

In that time, he has won one La Liga title as well as two Copas del Rey.

His new deal in Spain will put an end of reports linking him with United.

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