Barcelona release defender Umtiti

Sat, 01 Jul 2023 - 09:48 GMT

The France international joined Barca from Olympique Lyonnais in 2016 and had three years left on his contract.

FIFA's Infantino shows support for Umtiti, Banda after racist abuse

Thu, 05 Jan 2023 - 10:12 GMT

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported the match was paused for several minutes while an announcement was made in the stadium calling for the chants to be stopped.

Barcelona trio strengthen Barca squad against Eibar

Fri, 18 Oct 2019 - 04:24 GMT

Umtiti’s return is so important for Barcelona as the Catalan enter the game with two Center Backs, Todibo and Clement Langlet.

Umtiti expects a special night in Lyon

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 - 09:21 GMT

It is expected to be a special night for Umtiti who will return to France to face his childhood club, Lyon.

Umtiti close to Barca return, says Valverde

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 - 06:37 GMT

Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti could resume training this month, coach Ernesto Valverde said on Saturday.

Barca defensive problems mount with Vermaelen injury

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 01:17 GMT

The Catalans were already short-staffed in central defence due to the prolonged absence of France international Samuel Umtiti.

Argentina's Messi is different from Barca's Messi - Umtiti

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 - 02:00 GMT

The France centre back has been Messi's team mate for two years and he will cross the forward's pass when Les Bleus take on Argentina on Saturday.

Garcia denies racially abusing Barca's Umtiti

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 - 01:02 GMT

Garcia became embroiled in a heated argument with the French centre back on the pitch in the 1-1 draw at the RCDE Stadium in Cornella.

Mascherano explains his decision to leave Barca

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 - 03:00 GMT

Mascherano lost his starting position at Barcelona to French defender, Samuel Umtiti, who joined the club in 2016.

Barcelona to miss Umtiti for eight weeks

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 - 07:42 GMT

Barcelona announced on Saturday that their French defender, Samuel Umtiti, will be out for eight weeks.

Barca's absentees give Vermaelen a golden chance

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 - 04:28 GMT

Vermaelen is Valverde’s fourth choice for a defender after Gerard Pique, Javier Mascherano and Umtiti.