Samuel Umtiti to join Barcelona from Lyon for €25 million

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Barcelona have announced the signing of France defender Samuel Umtiti from Lyon for €25 million.

Umtiti, 22, has agreed a five-year contract at the Camp Nou and his buyout clause stands at €60m.

A statement on the club’s official website said he would arrive in Barcelona for a photo session on Thursday and undergo his medical on Friday morning before putting pen to paper on the contract.

Umtiti, who made 170 appearances for Lyon after making his debut for the club in the 2011-12 season, can play at centre-back or left-back.

Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu had confirmed last month that an agreement had been reached with Lyon for the player to join after Euro 2016.

Umtiti made his international debut in France’s 5-2 quarterfinal win over Iceland before featuring in the 2-0 semifinal victory over Germany as well as the 1-0 defeat to Portugal in the final.

Culled from: http://www.espnfc.com/soccer-transfers/story/2911814/samuel-umtiti-joins-barcelona-from-lyon-for-25-million

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