Umtiti: I’m here to win, win and win

Barcelona's new singing Samuel Umtiti says that his own priorities are very much aligned with the club's – to win every competition they take part in.

The 22-year-old is the second France international signed by Luiz Enrique so far this summer, after Barca's anouncement that they had landed Lucas Digne from Paris Saint-Germain.

Umtiti joined the La Liga champions from Lyon, where he made 131 apearances, for a fee of €25m on 30 June and was quick to express his delight at the move to Spain.

"I know that there are some very good players in my position," he told reporters. "I know what awaits me, but I’ve set my objectives very high. I’m a competitor and I want to play.

"I prefer to keep [my objectives] to myself," he continued. "At the end of the season, I’ll be able to take stock, but the people who know me well know what they are. Now I have to work and then we’ll see.

"I’m proud to have fulfilled a dream. There are great players at the club and I’m eager to play with them.

"It’ll be a special moment to see all these stars I’ve only seen on TV. I hope to adapt as quickly as possible to show that I want to be part of this family.

"I’ve come to develop and learn a lot from my colleagues who have more experience than me. I’ll work hard to show that I have the qualities to help the club.

"I’m a player who likes to play out of the back with the ball. Barca’s objective is the same as mine – to win, win and win. I fit into this mentality because I’ve liked the club since I was a child.

"[Luis Enrique] has told me that he’s happy to have me. We can talk more calmly when we start training," he concluded.

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