French international defender Samuel Umtiti has completed his move from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais to Barcelona for the next five seasons.
FC Barcelona through its official website announced the move on Tuesday adding that they have paid 25 million euros for the player.
Umtiti’s buy out clause is 60 million euros.
The 22 year old was signed to reinforce the defence for Luis Enrique’s team.
The Frenchman can play at the centre of defence or at left back. Despite his youth, he has played 170 games for Olympique, acting as captain on several occasions.
Samuel Umtiti is expected to arrive in Barcelona on Thursday afternoon local time with a photo session planned outside the Club offices at a time yet to be decided.
On Friday 15 July, in the morning the player will undergo a medical before signing his contract and his official unveiling.
Umtiti is coming to Barcelona with so much experience having represented France at all levels, making his debut for the full national team in the recent Euro 2016 tournament in France.
He made his debut against Iceland in the quarter-finals and played in both the semi-final and the final.