The defensive department of the Tottenham squad needs quality additions this summer.
As per Spanish media, Tottenham are willing to buy Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet.
The France international was signed by Barcelona in July 2018 from Sevilla for a fee of 35.9 million euros. He has a contract until 2026 with the club.
The centre-back has featured in 24 matches this term, providing one assist in all competitions.
He is considered to be one of the best centre-backs in France. As a member of France national football team, Lenglet won 15 caps and he scored one goal.
The Barcelona manager does not see him in his plans and would be open to letting him leave.
Antonio Conte wants to sign a new centre-back and Lenglet is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. Conte is a firm fan of Barcelona centre-back and Tottenham could make a move for the player if the financial aspect makes sense.
The Spurs will have funds to spend in the market and it will be interesting to see how they approach the summer transfer window.
The former Sevilla man heavily relies on his ability to read the game. It is coupled with his sensible tackling and an excellent sense of positioning, allowing him to repel most of the danger in the defensive third. His arrival would give Tottenham some much needed tactical flexibility.
According to the report, “Tottenham are reportedly among a number of clubs in the running to sign out-of-favour Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet this summer. A report last week claimed that the France international has already received offers from Premier League clubs, although there were none actually mentioned as having made proposals to sign the player. However, Fichajes.net claims that Spurs are one of the clubs looking to sign the 26-year-old. Adding that Barca are very much looking to sell. The LaLiga giants are close to sealing the signing of Andreas Christensen on a free from Chelsea. That would see the Denmark star join Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo and Gerard Pique on the club’s center-back quota. Christensen’s arrival is then expected to push Lenglet into finding another club. However, that process has seemingly already begun, with the player aware that he is not in Xavi’s plans for next season. The report adds that while there are numerous clubs ‘fighting’ for Lenglet, Tottenham are well in the running. Antonio Conte is known to be in the market for a new centre this summer. To that end, Fichajes adds that Lenglet fits exactly what the Italian is looking for.”
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The Spurs have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the France international.
Barcelona are preparing to sell their centre-back should they receive right offer for him.
Good signing for Tottenham?
If Lenglet is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Tottenham.
Clement Lenglet will be an ideal choice for Antonio Conte as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his defenders.
Tottenham fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see whether Tottenham will make their move during the summer transfer window.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.