Samuel Umtiti's buyout clause rises to a staggering €500m

Samuel Umtiti

Before putting pen to paper on a fresh five-year deal, Manchester United had been eyeing a deal for the Frenchman.

Umtiti has racked up 83 appearances for Barca in all competitions to date, scoring two goals.

"My priority was always to renew with Barca".

"I am really happy here and I have everyone's confidence, so I couldn't leave". While the Ivorian is more likely to stay, the need to sign a centre-back is imperative for Manchester United, making the Barcelona superstar, considered one of the best in the world, a viable target.

I'm nervous today because it's a dream to continue here. I am not here for the money - it's important but I am here to win trophies.

"Next season I hope we're going to fight for all the titles".

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He is now preparing for the World Cup as part of France's 23-man squad where he is expected to partner Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.

The Atletico Madrid striker has been heavily linked with a move to Barca this summer and Umtiti was asked if he had spoken to his compatriot about a potential switch.

"I speak with Griezmann a lot but not about [his future]", Umtiti said.

The 24-year-old will sign the deal, which runs until the end of the 2022/23 season, on Monday at the Nou Camp. "We talk about food, PlayStation. about everything".

"The buy out clause (of Umtiti) is now 500 million euros", Bartomeu confirmed at the press conference.

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