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One to watch” – Fabrizio Romano says keep an eye on “very strong” player joining Tottenham

Spurs: Fabrizio Romano shares Clement Lenglet update

The Frenchman could return to north London.

Renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano has shared what he’s heard on Tottenham Hotspur’s potential move to re-sign defender Clement Lenglet.

Who will Spurs sign?

Ange Postecoglou, the new manager of Tottenham, has had great success so far in adopting his dynamic, attacking brand of football during the 2023–2024 season.

The north Londoners began the new campaign with a 2-2 draw at Brentford, but it was their most recent 2-0 triumph over Man United at home that garnered significant attention.

The midfield performances of players like Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr made Tottenham appear primarily at ease and on the offensive for the majority of their match against Erik ten Hag’s team.

The 2023/2024 season has gotten off to a very promising start under new Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou, with the Australian effectively adopting his style of thrilling, offensive football thus far.

The north Londoners’ 2-2 draw away to Brentford served as their season debut, but it was their most recent 2-0 win over Man United at home that garnered significant attention.

Yves Bissouma and Pape Matar Sarr, among others, displayed a masterclass in midfield as Tottenham mainly appeared at ease and played on the offensive for the bulk of their struggle against Erik ten Hag’s team.

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Alasdair Gold, a dependable football.london reporter who covers Spurs, has also asserted that if they can get players out the door before anyone else, Spurs may have a lot of transactions “lined up.”

According to Gold on his YouTube channel (via TBR), “Postecoglou said that himself in his press conference on Friday, he pretty much said how there are areas in defense, midfield, and attack that they can upgrade on as well.”

“I would monitor what transpires. If Spurs can get the players out of the squad first, I have a sneaking suspicion that they have a number of deals ready to put in place.

Guglielmo Vicario, a young center back named Ashley Phillips, Micky van de Ven, playmaker James Maddison, winger Manor Solomon, and striker Alejo Veliz have all signed contracts with the Lilywhites thus far, although another center back may be next on the list.

For instance, Spurs has frequently been mentioned in connection with a move to re-sign Barcelona defender Lenglet, who spent the 2022–2023 season on loan in north London.

Reliable transfer reporter Romano made some observations about Tottenham’s probable move for the 28-year-old in an interview with the Here We Go podcast.

In the closing days of this window, the reporter calls his signing “one to watch” and speculates that he “could return” to N17.

Romano remarked, “Clement Lenglet might go back to Tottenham,” as reported by TBR.

It’s not yet solid or advanced, but in the closing days of the window, if Barcelona is unable to come up with another Lenglet option, it could be something to keep an eye on.

How good is Clement Lenglet?

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Lenglet established himself as a skilled ball-playing center defender during his 26 league appearances for Spurs last season, with a cool 87.5% passing accuracy out from the back (WhoScored).

Hugo Lloris, their goalkeeper, described Lenglet as a “high level” player and as “very strong” in one-on-one scenarios after they signed the former Sevilla star on loan last summer.

“He’s a modern defender,” Lloris stated.

Being able to play from the back is comfortable. 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.

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