Dream move to Barcelona left Samuel Umtiti in tears


Barcelona have had their eye on the Frenchman for some time but his performances in the later stages of Euro 2016 reaffirmed that he would be a good acquisition.

"I must thank all the people who have made this move possible," he said. "When I knew I had the possibility to come to Barca it really touched me, I cried a little even though I tried to hide my emotions.

"It has been a dream of mine - since childhood I wanted to come here. I'm very happy and excited to be here.

"I can't wait to play alongside these great players. I came here to progress and learn a lot with players who have more experience than me.

"I'm already learning Catalan, but I don't speak it very well at the moment. I have come to the best club in the world and I hope to win everything here."

"My standards are very high, I'm a player and competitor and want to play. I will work hard and show that I have the quality to help the club, I know there a good players in my position.

"I am grateful for this chance, I hope to adapt and settle in quickly."