Samuel Umtiti's new Barca deal ends Liverpool hopes of pulling off deal

Samuel Umtiti

Umtiti joined Barca for €25m from Lyon in 2016 and he quickly established himself alongside Pique in the middle of the back four.

Umtiti is now with the France squad ahead of the World Cup and scored the opening goal in Friday's 3-1 friendly victory over Italy.

Barcelona have made an official statement to announce that they have reached an agreement with Samuel Umtiti to extend his current contract with the club.

Partly because of that low buy-out fee, Umtiti has drawn attention from a number of top clubs around Europe - Manchester United were prepared to meet it to whisk him away to Old Trafford.

Umtiti, 24, has since scored two goals in 88 appearances for Ernesto Valverde's side.

"The act of signing will take place Monday, at 10 a.m.in the Camp Nou, and later the player will speak to the media".

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The France centre-back fuelled the speculation in March when he refused to comment on reports he could sign for United.

Some great news for Barcelona fans, and it's that Samuel Umtiti will continue wearing the shirt until 2023.

After signing his contract and speaking to the media on Monday in Barcelona, he will return to France to continue his preparations for the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

In his debut season he lifted the Copa del Rey, a feat he repeated in 2017-18 along with La Liga as Barcelona completed a domestic double in Spain.

Umtiti will formally sign the five-year deal on Monday, before Barca hold a news conference.

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