Lenglet is expected to complete his loan move to Tottenham TODAY

Clement Lenglet is expected to complete his season-long loan move to Tottenham TODAY with the Barcelona defender set to become the fifth major summer signing for manager Antonio Conte

  • Tottenham Hotspur are expected to confirm Clement Lenglet’s signing on Friday
  • The France defender is due to spend the season on loan from Barcelona
  • Lenglet has fallen out of favour under Barcelona manager Xavi at the Nou Camp
  • Conte will be keen for the deal to be complete before flying out for pre-season
  • Spurs will be touring South Korea ahead of the start of the Premier League 

Tottenham expect to confirm the signing of defender Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on loan on Friday.

Lenglet and Spurs have long agreed personal terms while Barcelona have also given the green light for the centre-back to join the north London side on loan for the 2022-23 season.

Manager Antonio Conte will be keen to get the deal confirmed as soon as possible though given Tottenham will head out to South Korea on Saturday as part of their pre-season tour of South Korea.

Clement Lenglet is expected to be confirmed as a Tottenham Hotspur player on Friday

The France international is expected to become the fifth major arrival this summer following Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison into the club.

He has reportedly already arrived at Spurs for his medical with an announcement confirming his signing due late on Friday. 

Lenglet has fallen out of favour at the Nou Camp with manager Xavi reportedly telling the 27-year-old he is not in his plans for the upcoming season.

Manager Antonio Conte will be delighted to sign a centre-back early in pre-season

Given Barcelona’s fragile financial situations, they have been keen to offload the defender to free up salary space for incoming signings and on Thursday confirmed the free transfer of former Chelsea centre-back Andreas Christensen after the expiry of his Stamford Bridge contract.

Conte opted for a centre-back trio of Ben Davies, Eric Dier and Cristian Romero for much of their final run-in at the end of last season.

The Barcelona defender could now provide more competition with him being able to play in the middle or on the left side of a back three.

Lenglet had fallen out of favour under Barcelona manager Xavi and is not part of his plans

Conte will be pleased to land Lenglet early in pre-season given one of his summer priorities was to sign a left-footed centre-back and his primary choice of Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni failed to materialise due to the defender’s reluctance to leave the San Siro.

Lenglet still has four years left of his Barca deal after signing an extension just 18 months ago under previous manager Ronald Koeman.

Spurs though could return within the next year in another attempt to sign the Italy international Bastoni. 




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