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Journo: Tottenham don’t want to drag on talks for Barcelona defender

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Barcelona's French defender Clement Lenglet challenges Atletico Madrid's Alvaro Morata.

Tottenham Hotspur don’t want to drag on talks for Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet

Tottenham Hotspur are apparently in negotiations with Barcelona over a deal for Clement Lenglet in the summer.

They signed him on a season-long loan last summer from Barcelona with no option to buy. But they are now interested in signing the French defender on a permanent basis.

Earlier this month, Spanish outlet SPORT claimed that Barca want €12million for him but that Spurs could land him for around half that amount. That is a bargain in every sense.

Getafe's Uruguayan defender Damian Suarez fights for the ball with Barcelona's French defender Clement Lenglet.
Getafe’s Uruguayan defender Damian Suarez fights for the ball with Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

But since then, nothing solid has materialised. It seems the two clubs have encountered a stalemate in their negotiations for the 28-year-old centre-back.

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Now, journalist Rudy Galetti has exclusively told GiveMeSport that Spurs don’t want to drag on negotiations for the former Sevilla defender. He said:

“The talks will also continue in the next few days, even if Tottenham Hotspur have no intention of holding long negotiation as they do have other possible names on their list of centre-backs.”

According to the Telegraph (Subscription Required), Tottenham Hotspur also hold an interest in Bayer Leverkusen’s Edmund Tapsoba and Manchester United centre-back Harry Maguire.

Lenglet is by no means a bad option for depth. Last season, he showed his ability on the ball with his long-passing skills and the ability to bring the ball out of the back. Moreover, he was largely fit throughout the season and seemed up for the physicality of the Premier League.

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But Lenglet should be signed alongside another quality centre-back. Because otherwise, it won’t be strengthening our backline. It will just be retaining a player you already had last season.

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