The Lowdown: Lenglet agrees terms with Spurs
The 27-year-old, who currently plays his football for Barcelona, has been heavily linked with a move away from Camp Nou in recent weeks after it was claimed that Xavi had told the defender that he wasn’t part of his plans moving forward.
Sky Sports reported last week that the Lilywhites had opened talks with the Frenchman over a potential loan switch to the Premier League, and after just days of negotiations, it was later announced that the player had agreed personal terms to join Conte in the capital.
The Latest: Romano’s Lenglet update
Taking to Twitter, Romano insisted that Lenglet’s move to Tottenham is now imminent, with both parties in the process of ironing out the last few details. He wrote:
“Clement Lenglet to Tottenham, just matter of time and then… here we go soon. Agreement’s being finalised between Barcelona and Tottenham on loan deal, working on details.
“Lenglet agreed personal terms with Spurs last week, matter of final steps between clubs.”
The Verdict: Experience at the back
Despite only making seven starts in La Liga last season, Lenglet showed just how comfortable he is playing out from the back, averaging an outstanding 91% pass success rate, via WhoScored, an attribute that Conte likes to have in his starting XI.
The 15-cap international will also already be very familiar with Champions League football, having made 44 appearances in the competition for both Barcelona and Sevilla, so could bring some much-needed European experience to that defensive backline.
Lenglet will soon follow in the footsteps of Perisic, Forster, Bissouma and Richarlison to become Paratici’s fifth signing of the summer as Conte continues to build his new-look squad ahead of the start of the 2022/23 campaign.
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