£437m Samuel Umtiti release clause ends Jose Mourinho interest

Samuel Umtiti

Speaking to reporters at the contract signing on Monday morning, Bartomeu said: "We think that, with this clause, nobody will think of coming here to try to take him away".

"The player, born in Yaounde in 1993, arrived at the club in 2016 from Lyon and in only two seasons has become an indispensable player in the Barca defence".

But Umtiti's new deal has come with an eye-watering buyout clause worth £439m which was confirmed by Barcelona's president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

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The France global, who scored the opening goal in his country's 3-1 victory over Italy on Friday, joined Barcelona from Lyon in 2016.

With Umtiti in the side, Barcelona have lost just once in 48 games, winning 83% of the time, a figure that drops to 57% whenever he hasn't featured.

Manchester United may have boasted a statistically strong defensive unit this past season - they conceded the second fewest goals in the Premier League - but the second half of the season saw them pose a vulnerable look at the back.

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Liverpool fans' hopes of signing Barcelona's Samuel Umtiti this summer in a mega deal have been scuppered as the top-quality centre-back has finally signed a new deal with the Catalan club.

"I am playing for the best team in the world".

Sergio Busquets is also in line for a new contract but Barcelona will now turn their attention to bringing in new players.

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