Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur discussing final details for Clement Lenglet loan move
The Spanish and English clubs have yet to agree on the salary situation of the 27-year-old. The centre-back is waiting for the two clubs to come to terms and move to North London once everything is set.
A loan move for Lenglet is the right deal
Lenglet signed for Barcelona in the summer of 2018 after impressing at Sevilla. The French defender was a big part of the Blaugrana’s first team initially but has seen his stock go down the last couple of years.
The 27-year-old was reduced to just seven starts in La Liga in the 2021/22 season as the Spanish giants had other options to choose from. The former Sevilla man is on the periphery of the squad in the Camp Nou and a move at this moment in time seems the right decision.
Fans who’ve seen Lenglet regularly over the last two seasons think that the French national’s quality has deteriorated in his time with the Catalans. Lapses in concentration and judgement are some of the complaints fans have.
With this in mind, a loan move is the perfect sort of deal for the North London club to gauge Lenglet’s ability to adapt to Premier League football. His possible move would also deepen the numbers in our squad.
Conte has been very hesitant to trust the likes of Japhet Tanganga and Joe Rodon, and hence a loan move for the French centre-back will be essential as Spurs go into a long season with Champions League football and other domestic competitions.
If Lenglet does complete his loan move to Tottenham and impresses with his performances, the 27-year-old could be an option for us to sign next summer. If the Frenchman disappoints, it won’t hit our pockets deep and the North London side could move on to other targets next year.
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Although Romano’s tweet doesn’t clarify if there is an obligation to buy the player or not, Spurs fans would hope that their club has control over what they want to do with Lenglet next year- but for that, the Lilywhites must come to an agreement to sign him this summer first.