Barcelona defender signs new deal

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The France global put pen to paper on the five-year deal on Monday after agreeing terms in the past week.

"A great piece of news for the Barcelona fans, Samuel Umtiti will continue to wear the Cule shirt until 2023".

Remember that time that Sergio Ramos was definitely going to sign for Manchester United, and then out of nowhere he signed a new contract with Real Madrid.

Josep Maria Bartomeu and Samuel Umtiti are now holding a press conference to give more details on the French defender's new contract at Barcelona which will run until 2023.

Today the Frenchman signed the contract and Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu confirmed his new release clause saying, "Samuel's new release clause stands at €500 million".

However, after helping Barca win LaLiga, two Copa del Reys and the Spanish Supercopa during his two seasons in Catalonia, Umtiti said that heading somewhere else never crossed his mind. "From the first day here in Barcelona I felt at home and now I want to stay 15 years".

"This club has been in my heart since I was a kid, and it is a dream to play here with players like (Lionel) Messi".

"I'm very happy here".

"I just said the word 'joker.' I don't know how that word is interpreted [in Spain], but you can interpret it as you wish".

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

He'll be hoping to help lead France to World Cup glory this summer and he can now put to bed the Manchester United rumours, hardly a surprise.