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Umtiti to sign new five-year deal with Barca

Umtiti to sign new five-year deal with Barca

The fact Samuel has renewed his contract is great news for Barcelonistas.

The transfer speculation surrounding Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti seemingly came to an end on Sunday, as the Catalans officially announced he is set to sign a new contract with the club.

Before putting pen to paper on a fresh five-year deal, Manchester United had been eyeing a deal for the Frenchman.

Umtiti, 24, only joined Barca two years ago but his €60 million release clause left the club worrying that he could be tempted by the money on offer in the Premier League.

The France global put pen to paper on the five-year deal on Monday after agreeing terms in the past week.

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"I was asked if I wanted to stay or go to [United] but I didn't want to talk about that, above all because I was with the national team", Umtiti explained at a news conference on Monday.

"This club has been in my heart since I was a kid, and it is a dream to play here with players like (Lionel) Messi".

He was a major part of them winning La Liga this season and has just got better and better in his time at the Camp Nou.

He said: "It is clear that I want to renew my contract at Barcelona and I hope to be with the team next season".

He is part of France's 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation and is expected to start alongside Real Madrid's Raphael Varane at centre-half.


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