Barcelona extend Umtiti's contract until 2023

Ruben Hill
June 4, 2018

Umtiti, 24, has since scored two goals in 88 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side.

The 60m euro buyout clause in his old contract had begun to look low after Liverpool paid 84m euros for Virgil van Dijk in December and Manchester City paid 70m euros for Aymeric Laporte in January.

However, in recent weeks he has reiterated his desire to remain at Barcelona and on Sunday the Catalan club announced that an agreement had been reached for him to extend his stay. "About half an hour later, at around 10.30am, he will be speaking to the media in the Ricard Maxenchs pressroom".

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

Umtiti arrived at Barca from Lyon in 2016 for 25 million euros ($29 million) and rapidly cemented his place in the starting lineup.

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

Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey during his first season, a feat they repeated in 2017-18 before also winning La Liga.

After signing his contract and speaking to the media on Monday in Barcelona, he will return to France to continue his preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

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