June 3, 2018 / 5:23 PM / 4 months ago

French defender Umtiti extends Barcelona contract

MADRID (Reuters) - France centre back Samuel Umtiti has extended his contract with Barcelona by five years until 2023, the La Liga club said on Sunday.

Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - FC Barcelona vs Valencia - Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain - April 14, 2018 Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Albert Gea

“FC Barcelona and Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement to extend the player’s contract for a further five seasons through to 2022-2023,” Barcelona said in statement.

Umtiti, 24, joined Barcelona in 2016 from Olympique Lyonnais for 25 million euros (21.84 million pounds) and has one won one La Liga title and two Spanish Cups with the Catalan club.

Reporting by Jesús Aguado, editing by Ed Osmond

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