Tottenham Hotspur could sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet permanently in a cut-price deal this summer.
Barcelona are so desperate to sell Clement Lenglet that they could accept a bargain offer from Tottenham Hotspur.That is according to a report from Catalan newspaper SPORT, who claim that Barcelona want to offload Lenglet.
It’s stated that Tottenham have expressed an interest in signing Lenglet permanently after taking him on loan for the 2022-23 season.
A meeting between Spurs and Barcelona is allegedly set up for next week and the report even claims that an agreement is ‘close’.
Barcelona wanted around €12million (£10million) for the permanent signing of Lenglet but are willing to slash their asking pricA deal could now be done for just €6million (£5million) with Barcelona ready to go as far as halving their demands.
The reason Barcelona are so desperate to sell Lenglet is because he earns huge wages and there is no future for him at the Camp Nou.
Lenglet would surely have to take a hefty wage cut in order to complete a permanent move to Tottenham but the Catalan media seem confident that Spurs are keen.Clement Lenglet shouldn’t be a top Tottenham Hotspur priority
Lenglet felt like a stop-gap signing for Tottenham last summer.
Signed on a one-year loan with no option to buy, Lenglet seemed like a signing to tide Tottenham over until 2023.
Spurs needed another left-footed centre back last summer and deals for Alessandro Bastoni and Josko Gvardiol were out of reach.
Lenglet filled that gap and yet Tottenham – seemingly with no chance of signing Bastoni and Gvardiol once again – are left to consider a permanent deal.
We just don’t think that Lenglet played well enough on loan at Spurs to become a top priority for Tottenham this summer.
Lenglet was solid if unspectacular at Tottenham and Ange Postecoglou won’t just want decent players – he will want top quality players or talents with top potential to make Spurs a better side.
Lenglet doesn’t really fit either description – and that’s part of why Barcelona are willing to sell for just £5million.
The French World Cup winner may have been hailed as ‘excellent’ by Cristian Romero but Spurs should look elsewhere before going back for Lenglet.