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Tottenham Hotspur closing in on permanent transfer of Clement Lenglet

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly reached an agreement in principle with Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet over a summer move.

The French defender’s future has been the subject of speculation since returning to Barca after spending the last season on loan at Spurs.

Diario Sport reports that the Lilywhites have agreed personal terms with Lenglet over a three-year deal while the two clubs continue their negotiations to sort out the transfer fee.

The Catalan giants are keen on offloading the former Sevilla man as it would help them trim their wage bill significantly. They are holding out for a fee in the region of €10 million.

Lenglet moved to Camp Nou in 2018 and became an instant hit in his debut season, becoming a regular in the defence and playing a key role in the La Liga triumph that season.

However, his form declined in the subsequent seasons. After finding he was not in Xavi’s plans, he sealed a loan move to the Premier League last summer.

Lenglet made 37 appearances across all competitions last term, where Spurs finished eighth in the Premier League and missed out on European qualification.

New manager Ange Postecoglou appears to be counting on the Frenchman heading into the new season.


The former Celtic boss is eyeing more defensive reinforcements, with Wolfsburg’s Micky van de Ven on the list of potential summer targets.

Harry Kane has been dominating the headlines, with the English striker continuously linked with a move to Bayern Munich.

Although Spurs want to keep hold of the talisman striker, Bayern are reportedly progressing in the talks to sign him, having received the green light from Kane over a move to Germany.

Tottenham have also reportedly wrapped up the transfer of Leicester City midfielder James Maddison.

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