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Umtiti: "I cried when I signed for Barça"

"It seems like there is a magical wand that makes everything I want real"

Umtiti: "I cried when I signed for Barça"
Umtiti: "I cried when I signed for Barça"

"It seems like there is a magical wand that makes everything I want real"

Umtiti frança

After Lucas Digne, Samuel Umtiti will be the next one to be introduced as a new FC Barcelona player. The French centre-back will set foot on the Camp Nou pitch and will talk as a Blaugrana for the first time on Friday.

For now, however, he talked about the signing in an interview to the French journal L'Équipe:

Moved by the signing

"Everything goes so fast... sometimes it is hard for me to realise and I think it is not true. It seems like there is a magical wand that makes everything I want real."

"I was moved when the deal was sealed. I even cried. I really want to thank Olympique Lyon because all the talks went well. I noted that the president wanted to help me achieve my dream."

Ambition

"Although I'm still young, I think I am quite mature. I always had my objective in mind. I trust myself, which is the most important. All the hurtful things that have happened to me, have given me the strength to get here."