Saturday 1 October 2016

Umtiti completes €25m Barcelona switch

Independent.ie News desk

Published 16/07/2016 | 02:30

Umtiti at the Nou Camp. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Umtiti at the Nou Camp. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Samuel Umtiti has completed a €25m move to Barcelona from Lyon.

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