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Barcelona set deadline if Tottenham want Clement Lenglet

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Tottenham want to sign Barcelona star Clement Lenglet but wages remain a stumbling block.

Barcelona set a deadline in the middle of next week for Clement Lenglet

According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona have set a firm deadline for the middle of next week in their ongoing negotiations with Tottenham Hotspur over the potential transfer of Clement Lenglet.

It appears that the two clubs are currently locked in a battle of wills regarding the transfer fee, with the Spanish giants steadfastly refusing to budge from their valuation of €15m for the French defender.

The North London club argues that they should be entitled to a discount on the fee, considering the significant financial burden they would be assuming by taking on the player’s high salary.

The Catalan club, although holding firm at present, will likely find themselves in a compromising position as time wears on. Barcelona are keen to offload Lenglet to alleviate the strain on their wage bill, which is necessary to make room for potential new signings.

With their squad scheduled to embark on a pre-season tour in the United States in the middle of next week, the reigning La Liga champions are under pressure to reach a resolution before their departure.

Tottenham Hotspur’s patience in this situation is admirable and strategically sound. By playing the waiting game, the London-based club is effectively strengthening their bargaining position with each passing day.

Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur make progress regarding Clement Lenglet transfer.
Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur make progress regarding Clement Lenglet transfer. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

It is clear that they understand the predicament facing Barcelona and are prepared to exploit it to their advantage. While Barcelona may currently hold the upper hand in terms of their valuation, it is essential to recognize the shifting dynamics at play.

The Spanish club’s urgency to offload Lenglet, coupled with their need to make room for new signings, places them in a vulnerable position. Inevitably, they will have no choice but to soften their demands if they wish to see this deal come to fruition.

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Tottenham are likely to wrap up the deal for Lenglet at a bargain. Let’s see when they manage to do that.

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