Tottenham Hotspur: Fabrizio Romano claims talks expected over Clement Lenglet’s future

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Tottenham Hotspur have a verbal agreement in place with Barcelona to hold discussions over the possibility of making Clement Lenglet’s move permanent. 

This has been suggested by Fabrizio Romano, who has been clarifying the future of the Frenchman on the latest Here We Go podcast.

Lenglet joined Spurs during the summer on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona in order to provide Ben Davies with some competition for the left-sided centre-back spot.

This came after the Lilywhites failed to land their number one target, Alessandro Bastoni, with the Italian intent on remaining at Inter.

Since arriving, Lenglet has made eight appearances under Conte – including three in the Champions League – and Romano believes there will be discussions over a permanent move despite the loan not including a permanent clause.

He said: “So it’s a straight loan, but what I can say is that both Tottenham and Barcelona have a verbal agreement to discuss Lenglet’s potential permanent deal in the summer.

“It will be up to Tottenham, so let’s see at the end of the season, but it’s true that there is no buy option.”

TIF Thoughts on Romano’s comments…

Reports still suggest Spurs hold a strong interest in the possibility of landing Bastoni in the coming transfer windows, which would suggest Conte is not satisfied with his current options.

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And it is not hugely surprising given that Lenglet found himself at the heart of Newcastle United’s second goal on Sunday, with Miguel Almiron beating the Frenchman with ease.

It appears as if Lenglet was chosen as a stopgap option having missed out on Bastoni, but to see his stay made permanent, we think he will need to show an awful lot more than what he did on Sunday.

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  • Jay says:

    I said before he came to us on loan and I’ll say it again now.. Lenglet @ Spurs? HELL no! He goes AWOL for long periods of the game, usually when players are carving through our back line. I sometimes have to check the team sheet during a game to see if he’s playing… He has a good pass on him that’s true, but I’ve seen more life in a traffic cone when running back to goal!
    If it is believed Sonny AND Kane (probably Conte too) will leave if we fail to win anything this season, then players like Lenglet will turn us into a team scrapping to stay in the premiere league as far as I’m concerned.

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