Samuel Umtiti has officially been presented as an FC Barcelona player after putting pen to paper on his contract and passing his medical examinations.
The young French international spoke to the press about what he described as “a childhood dream” for signing with the club. Here is the pick of what he had to say:
“Myself and Barça share a winning mentality. I am a competitor and I want to play, but first and foremost I want to learn.”
Umtiti said he cannot wait to play alongside “players who I have only seen on TV,” before adding that training them will be “a special moment, I cannot wait to meet them”.
“He only told me positive things about Barça and of his experience,” as well as talking with new teammate Lucas Digne.
“The new Barça player expressed his thanks to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas for “making this transfer possible”.