El Barcelona is close to reaching a agreement with Tottenham for the transfer of Clement Lenglet for the next season. The talks are very advanced and right now the English club is the priority. The defender has already communicated to the Barça club that his decision is to go to London after Roma’s option was practically not taken into consideration since Jose Mourinho He had not quite seen his incorporation clearly.
Lenglet has put Tottenham as his main option after considering other possibilities since the English team is going to play in the Champions League next season. Antonio Conte He has the footballer and he has made it known to the footballer that he sees the Spurs as a good destination. The footballer has already said yes.
Now it remains to resolve the issue of player contract. Barcelona wanted a sale, but the English are not for the job since if it were a transfer the operation would be very expensive. The Barça Sports Directorate has had to give in to the position of the London club.
The discussion right now is How will the player’s file be paid?. Barcelona wants the English club to assume it completely, but they press for part of it to be paid by the Catalan entity, according to sources close to the British club. This is the discussion at the moment. Barcelona would like to close the operation before next monday when Lenglet should report to training at the Ciudad Deportiva.
Barcelona currently has seven central defenders: Piqué, Araujo, Eric García, Lenglet, Mingueza, Umtiti and Christensen. In addition, Xavi wants Koundé to sign in the summer. It is evident that players have to leave. Lenglet may be the first, but the club also wants Umtiti and Mingueza to leave. In all cases they are pressing for operations to be accelerated before the start of training.