After a pretty successful Euro 2016 tournament, France’s Samuel Umtiti will play for Barcelona from the start of the 2016-17 season. The defender was transferred from Lyon to Barca for the amount of 25 million euros just before the start of Euro 2016, an amount that would have surely been bigger if the move was made after the end of the tournament.
The 22-year-old is definitely a world class defender even now, but with time it’s expected that he will become even better. The ex-Lyon player stated that it was a dream come true to be playing for the Catalonians and he could not wait to begin pre-season training with his teammates, while speaking for the first time as part of Barcelona.
In the video below all of Umtiti’s thoughts on his switch from Lyon to Barcelona can be heard: