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. The 2018 world champion is joining Lille for the 2023-2024 season, Radio France’s sports management learned from a source close to Losc, confirming RMC’s information.

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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, Losc’s sports centre, where a press conference is scheduled at 10:00.

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