Samuel Umtiti signs for Lille and returns to Ligue 1

The French defender, 2018 world champion, joins Losc after being released by FC Barcelona at the end of June.


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The player had been free of any contract since the end of June.  (DAN HIMBRECHTS / AAP)

Central defender Samuel Umtiti returns to Ligue 1 football. The 2018 world champion joins Lille for the 2023-2024 season, learned the sports management of Radio France from a source close to Losc, confirming information from RMC.

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Samuel Umtiti was released at the end of June by FC Barcelona where he arrived in 2016. The former player of Olympique Lyonnais, his training club, will be presented on Saturday at the Luchin area, the Losc training center, where a press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m.

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