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Barcelona rapidly confirm the signing of one of Euro 2016's breakout stars

Published 12/07/2016 | 15:26

Samuel UMTITI of France during the European Championship Final between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Paul Thomas/Icon Sport) (Photo by Jean Paul Thomas/Icon Sport via Getty Images)
Samuel UMTITI of France during the European Championship Final between Portugal and France at Stade de France on July 10, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Paul Thomas/Icon Sport) (Photo by Jean Paul Thomas/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

Barcelona have signed Lyon defender Samuel Umtiti for 25million euros on a five-year contract.

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The 22-year-old France international, who played three games in Euro 2016, will stay with the La Liga champions until 2021, with a 60million euro buy-out clause inserted into his deal.

Umtiti will undergo a medical on Friday before being unveiled to the media, Barca said on their website.

The Cameroon-born centre-half has spent his entire career at Lyon but after impressing during the latter stages of the European Championship, where he came into the side for the quarter-final against Iceland, he has been lured to the Nou Camp.

He leaves Parc Olympique Lyonnais having made over 150 appearances following his 2012 debut.

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