June 3, 2018 / 5:15 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer: 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 - International Friendly - France vs Italy - Allianz Riviera, Nice, France - June 1, 2018 France's Samuel Umtiti celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

“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 (29.2 million) 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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