In response to stories, Tottenham Hotspur are ‘one step away’ from signing Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet.
The 27-year-old joined Barca from Sevilla in 2018 and has made 159 appearances throughout all competitions for the Catalan giants. Nonetheless, final season the Frenchman made simply 27 appearances for the membership – solely seven of which have been begins.
Clearly method down within the workforce’s pecking order, it’s no shock that the La Liga giants are contemplating offloading him. Particularly when you think about the Spaniard’s abysmal funds that are believed to even be the explanation they’re struggling to signal Leeds United’s Raphinha (Telegraph).
In response to the membership’s must entry extra funds, in accordance with a report by the Spanish outlet Marca, Xavi’s facet will sacrifice Lenglet, and are reportedly near reaching an settlement with Tottenham Hotspur for a mortgage transfer that may see the 27-year-old spend subsequent season within the Premier League.
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The Barcelona quantity 15 has already agreed to come back to London, with Spurs stated to be his most well-liked vacation spot.
Barca wished to promote Lenglet completely, however Antonio Conte’s Lilywhites are stated to be unwilling to spend the cash demanded so a mortgage transfer now appears extra lifelike. The defender’s contract does nonetheless have to be finalised however that might be the proposed deal’s remaining hurdle.
It is going to be fascinating to see if Spurs’ recruitment workforce can transfer fast sufficient to seal a deal earlier than Lenglet stories for pre-season coaching with Barcelona on Monday.