Barça ties Umtiti until 2023

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    Samuel Umtiti in a league match against Valencia
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Samuel Umtiti and FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for the renewal of the central contract until 2023. This was announced by the club in a statement indicating that the signing and official ceremony will be held on Monday at the Palco Josep Suñol Camp Nou at 10 am

Umtiti had a contract until 2021 so that the new link unites him to Barça by two seasons more than initially agreed.

A great news for FC Barcelona, ​​which binds a central that, in just two seasons and despite his youth, has earned a place in the back culé as a partner of Gerard Piqué

A pulse with a directive

In the middle of the season, an injury kept him off the field for several weeks. At that time, a pulse was initiated by the player with the entity due to its renewal. He wanted a contract improvement that from Barca did not come and Umtiti decided to take advantage of his clause was very low for the current market levels -60 million- to put pressure.

A game of poker Umtiti vs Barça that , finally, has won the center.

Insurance in the defense

Samuel Umtiti came to Barça from Olympique de Lyon in June 2016. A bet of present and future for the club azulgrana that has become one of the signings that has best adapted to the philosophy of the entity in recent years.

With Luis Enrique began the league title season and, after a start irregular, he won the hole in the defense and was raised as one of the best central players of the League.

With the arrival of Valverde, Umtiti took hold in the post and last season was titular indisputable in the eleven gala of which he only fell through injury in the middle of the season.

Key piece in the defense of France

Umtiti is also a fixed for Didier Deschamps in the defense of the French national team, where forms a pair of centers with the Real Madrid Raphael Varane.

He has started in the two preparation matches that 'les bleus' have played before the big event in Russia and even He opened the scoring in the great match that the French played against Italy.

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