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FC Barcelona News: 13 July 2016; Samuel Umtiti Signing Confirmed, Lucas Digne Arrival Close

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Samuel Umtiti second signing for FC Barcelona 2016/17 | FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona have signed 22 year old French international defender Samuel Umtiti from Olympique Lyonnais for the next five seasons. FC Barcelona have paid 25 million euros for the player. Umtiti’s buy out clause is 60 million euros. The player comes to FC Barcelona to reinforce the defence for Luis Enrique's team.

Samuel Umtiti: Power, youth and defensive options | FC Barcelona
Samuel Umtiti is coming to FC Barcelona to add to the depth in Luis Enrique’s defence. The 22-year-old Frenchman of Cameroonian origin has joined from Olympique Lyon, where he has been a first team regular in recent seasons, helping the team to second place in Ligue 1 last season with 30 appearances (38 in all competitions) and scoring one goal.

10 essential facts about new FC Barcelona signing Samuel Umtiti | FC Barcelona
Samuel Umtiti is an FC Barcelona player. The 22-year-old French international centre back has arrived after climbing through the ranks at Olympique Lyonnais, where he was a first team player for five years, and featured in almost every game last term. Here are ten essential facts that we’ve picked out about the new FCB star:

How will Barcelona line up with Samuel Umtiti? -
With the arrival of Samuel Umtiti from Lyon, Barcelona have picked up the defensive reinforcement Luis Enrique needed to improve a backline that looked decidedly shaky at times in 2015-16. Powerful, decisive and equipped with great technique, the France international was one of the young stars of the European Championship.

Digne to make €20m move to Barcelona from PSG -
Lucas Digne is on the verge of a €20 million move to Barcelona from Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in France and Spain. The 22-year-old left-back spent last season on loan at Roma, where he became a key player as Luciano Spalletti's men finished third in the Italian top flight behind Juventus and Napoli.

Barcelona delay Neymar contract presentation due to Olympics - ESPN FC
Barcelona have postponed the official signing of Neymar's new contract but the club say the delay is for timetabling reasons and the documents have already been signed. After many months of speculation about a potential move to Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United or Real Madrid, on July 1 Barca announced that Neymar had signed a contract extension tying him to the club until 2021.

‘Ter Stegen to be Barca’s No 1’ | Football Espana
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen will supplant Claudio Bravo as Barcelona’s first-choice goalkeeper for the coming season, reports claim. Sport cites Catalan station TV3 in saying Ter Stegen will be the starter in ‘all major competitions’ in 2016-17, a role-reversal from 2015-16 when it was Bravo who took the gloves in La Liga and Ter Stegen in the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.

Borussia Dortmund's Marc Bartra blames Luis Enrique for Barcelona exit - ESPN FC
Asked about his relationship with Luis Enrique, he said he did not "want to go into details" but added: "The coaching staff and the president showed me they wanted me to be at the club but it is one thing to be valued and another thing to feel valued.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi campaign criticised by Spain tax agency - ESPN FC
Barcelona last weekend launched a controversial #WeAreAllLeoMessi campaign urging fans to "express their sympathy" after the Argentine and his father, Jorge, were found guilty by a Barcelona court of three counts of defrauding the tax department and handed down suspended jail sentences of 21 months.

Barça B present seven new players | FC Barcelona
The FC Barcelona B team officially presented its seven new players who have been signed for the upcoming season at the Club's offices at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper.The players presented were: goalkeeper Alberto Varo; defenders 'Nili' Perdomo, Marlon Santos, and Jose Antonio Martínez; and forwards Jesús Alfaro, Ignacio Abeledo, and Marc Cardona.