Barcelona Complete Lyon’s Umtiti Signing

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By Adebayo Williams
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Barcelona have completed the signing of Olympique Lyonnais centre-back Samuel Umtiti. The France international has agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou. The deal for the 22-year-old is said have cost the Catalans €25 million, with a buy-out clause of €60m. Umtiti made his Lyon debut in 2011 and went on to make 170 appearances for the club. He won the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions with the Ligue 1 club. He won the Under-20 World Cup in 2013, and has earned three caps for the senior team. He featured for his country at the just concluded Euro 2016, playing 90 minutes against Iceland and Germany as well as Portugal in the finals.  He will undergo a medical and sign his contract on Friday ahead of being officially presented as a Barcelona player.
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