FC Barcelona have completed their second signing of the summer, as they unveiled the capture of centre-back Samuel Umtiti from Olympique Lyon on a five-year-deal.

The Catalan club made the announcement on their official website, declaring that they had to part with €25 million in order to land Umtiti’s signature.

Umtiti has caught the attention of the international footballing community during the the 2016 European Championship in France, where he got his international debut for the hosts in the quarterfinal against Iceland. The 22-year-old’s performance for Les Bleus has generated a lot of interest in him, with Barcelona being quick to snap up the young defender.

Interestingly, Umtiti’s statistics during the Euros will only go on to make the Barcelona fans happy, as he is someone who can play smart passes from defence.

A couple of fans even ventured as far as comparing Umtiti to a couple of Barcelona greats — Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal. Here are a few of the best reactions we found on Twitter.


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