Tottenham ready to sign 27-year-old Barcelona defender, negotiations in advanced stages

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Clément Lenglet had a rocky time at Barcelona since joining from Sevilla in the summer of 2018, and his performances got a huge downturn following a positive start.

His status gradually regressed as his performances got worse, and eventually found himself among the deadwood, having to go on loan to find his place again.

Antonio Conte’s Tottenham became his destination, and the 27-year-old – despite all the misery among the club – has enjoyed a decent spell in North London, having made 32 appearances across all competitions, including Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and League Cup, while registering one goal and 2 assists as well.

Spurs are satisfied with Lenglet’s performances so much that they want to sign the player permanently. Initially, the agreement between Barcelona and Tottenham included neither an optional nor mandatory purchase option, but, as per Mundo Deportivo, the English club recently informed the Catalans that they want to sign the player permanently after his loan spell expires at the end of June.

Now it’s up to the London-based club to convince Lenglet about a permanent move to the Premier League as the player still has a contract valid at Barcelona until 2026. Then it will be up to the two clubs to come to an agreement regarding the financial foundation of the transfer, one that satisfies the claims of Barcelona.

Right now, Lenglet’s market value is around €15-20 million and since Xavi does not count on him and the club has already signed another left-footed center-back in Iñigo Martínez on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao, it seems just a matter of details to seal the permanent departure of the French player from Catalonia.

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