Fabrizio Romano recent revealed that Tottenham Hotspur’s next signing could be Barcelona wantaway star Clement Lenglet as the club has held ‘positive talks’ with both the club and the player.
The North London outfit has been on a hunt for a new centre-back this summer, with top target Alessandro Bastoni remaining at Inter Milan, they have turned their sights to Barcelona outcast Lenglet, who could be up for a departure.
Romano has stated that a deal for the French defender could be done soon as the club have already held talks with both Barcelona and Lenglet and a loan deal could be agreed between the two clubs.
He said on the Fabrizio Romano YouTube channel, “Clement Lenglet could be the next one because Tottenham had positive talks with his agents on Wednesday afternoon. Very positive talks also with Barcelona with Daniel Levy and Joan Laporta on a loan deal for Lenglet until June 2023.
“It is going to be a loan; they have to discuss about the salary payments… but Clement Lenglet is ready to become a new Tottenham centre-back. They need to discuss something, as I mentioned, on the details and then it will be the case for a here we go for Clement Lenglet.”
TIF Thoughts on Lenglet to Spurs…
Spurs boasted one of the best defences in the Premier League last season, finishing the 21/22 campaign with the fourth-best defensive record with only Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of them. Adding a player of Lenglet’s class will only help to improve their already stellar defensive system.
Last season the Frenchman made 27 appearances for the Blaugrana across all competitions and ranked in the 99th percentile for passes attempted, progressive passes and carries per game as well as the 94th for assists and the 85 for pressures per game compared to other centre-backs across the top five leagues.
From the stats, you can see that he is a top-level ball-playing defender and would work very well in Antonio Conte’s system alongside Eric Dier and Cristian Romero next season. His dynamic passing ability, 95th percentile for short, 99th for medium, and 97th for long, would work very well with the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-min Son and Dejan Kulusevski in the Spurs front line.
Should Spurs sign Lenglet?