In signing Cameroonian-born Frenchman Samuel Umtiti, Lyon might have found the solution to its recent defence headaches. Born in Yaoundé,Cameroon on November 4th 1993, Umtiti joined the French giants at youth level in 2001 and has been in the shadows these past years furbishing his talent. He turned professional in March this year and has been hailed as one of the brightest gems from Lyon’s football academy. With 10 games already played and rave reviews, the player is sure going to be an asset for either Cameroon or France in case he chooses to play for one of them. At a time when Lyon is in dire need of a reliable sentinel at the back, Umtiti ,the few times he has played, has provided the confidence his teammates need to move forward with ease.