On Monday 4 June, Samuel Umtiti renewed the contract between him and Barcelona after agreeing to remain with the club till 2023. But the most notable detail about the contract is the significant increase of his release clause which rose from 60 million euros to a whooping 500 million euros.
After the signing in the office, both the French international and Barcelona president appeared to speak to the press on his new deal with the club. “Today is a very important day, because Samuel Umtiti has renewed his contract and which is a good news for all Barcelonistas,” said Bartomeu. He added “Just two years back, he joined the club and now he is very vital to the squad. The team cannot be the same without him. The new contract will last until 2023 while the release clause is set at 500 million euro. With this clause we are sure no one will try to take him away from us”.
“I am very happy at the club and I am proud I had to renew my contract. I am very happy in the club and the city because from the first day I got here, I felt at home and so I can get to stay. I just have the feeling that the world backs me up on the journey. That is why I don’t want to leave here. This is my home.” said Umtiti.