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Samuel Umtiti in a league match against Valencia
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.
[ÚLTIMA HORA] @samumtiti renews his contract with @FCBarcelona_es until 2023
👍 # Umtiti2023  pic.twitter.com/KCmqpYNnBG
– FC Barcelona 🏆🏆 (@FCBarcelona_en) June 3, 2018
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.