Tottenham Hotspur are close to signing defender Clement Lenglet, with a new report sharing why Barcelona are looking to move the player on once more.
Are Spurs signing Clement Lenglet?
According to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge, who thinks Spurs want a new defender and forward, Ange Postecoglou and Daniel Levy may be busy in the last days of the transfer market.
Lenglet has been strongly linked with a move back to north London this summer despite the club having already spent £165 million on eight new players.
Transfer analyst Fabrizio Romano recently stated: “A move is one to watch.” He also added: “A move is one to watch.” Last season, Spurs paid about £115,000 of his £200,000-per-week wage during a loan agreement from Barcelona.
“Clement Lenglet could return to Tottenham. At the moment it’s not concrete or advanced, but in the final days of the window, in case Barcelona can’t find another solution for Lenglet, it could be one to watch.”
A new update indicates that an agreement to return the Frenchman to England might soon be reached.
Despite being officially registered as a La Liga player on Thursday, Lenglet is still reportedly planning to leave the Catalan powerhouses, according to Spanish publication AS. In order to move through with a deal to acquire Joao Cancelo from Manchester City, it is thought that Barcelona must let go of a few players from their roster.
Lenglet’s fate, according to the source, will be in the Premier League and “more specifically Tottenham,” though they don’t specify whether it would be a permanent arrangement or another loan move.
How tall is Clement Lenglet?
Hugo Lloris praised Lenglet, a 6’1″ defender who made 35 appearances for Spurs in all competitions last season, calling him “extremely strong” and a “high level player” after he joined.
He is an advanced defender. It is convenient to play from the back. He can be very strong in one on one situations, has a tremendous left foot, and is strong in the air.
Even though transitioning to the Premier League is never simple and he will need to get used to the intensity of the games, he is an accomplished player with years of experience.
Lenglet had a strong season for Tottenham last year in terms of clearances per 90 and pass completion rate, and the defender even contributed two assists while wearing the club’s colors. Today, though, Lenglet might be about to compete with recently signed Micky van de Ven for a starting position should he return to north London.
After playing for Antonio Conte, he would now work under Postecoglou, and with players like Eric Dier ready for sale in the closing days of the transfer window, there seems to be opportunity for Lenglet to return.
Following recent reports in Spain, a transfer appears to be on the horizon, therefore it will be one to watch out for.