FilGoal | News | Torres on the way .. Barcelona renews Umtiti’s contract and reduces his salary


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Barcelona announced the renewal of the contract of French defender Samuel Umtiti until 2026, and also announced a salary cut to allow the club space in the salary scale to comply with the rules of financial fair play for the Spanish League.

The club’s official statement said: “Barcelona and first-team player Samuel Umtiti have reached an agreement to renew the latter’s contract until June 30, 2026.”

“The French defender will reduce his salary, which he was supposed to receive in the last year and a half of his contract,” he added.

“The contract renewal process does not impose any greater financial obligations on the player by Barcelona,” the statement explained.

“Barcelona publicly expresses its gratitude to Samuel Umtiti for his cooperation and his feelings towards the club.”

The statement concluded with the most important news, “Barcelona will be able to increase the share of its salaries in accordance with the rules of Financial Fair Play, and thus will be able to register Ferran Torres in the league.”

Barcelona had signed Ferran Torres from Manchester City in the winter market, and got rid of Philippe Coutinho on loan to Aston Villa.


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