Tottenham and Barcelona officials to meet before the friendly on Tuesday to decide on the future of Clement Lenglet
According to Spanish outlet Sport, officials from Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona have a meeting planned on Tuesday to negotiate the potential transfer of Clement Lenglet.
Spurs are due to play La Liga champions on Tuesday away in Spain for the Joan Gamper Trophy. The game will be played at the Lluís Companys Olympic Stadium as the Spotify Camp Nou undergoes redevelopment.
It is revealed that Barcelona have to start selling players quickly for them to register new players and be in line with the Financial Fair Play Regulations.
About a month ago, Evening Standard reported that the Spanish giants are expecting Spurs to complete a deal to sign Lenglet on a permanent transfer this summer. The fact that it hasn’t happened so far shows how far the negotiations have dragged. The Frenchman is still training under Xavi.
The 28-year-old was on loan at Tottenham last season and played 35 games in all competitions. He is a left-footed centre-back who can operate as a left-back when required.
The Netherlands U21 international is also a left-footed centre-back who can play as a fullback if required. He is quick, physically strong and considerably younger than Lenglet (22 years old).
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Ange Postecoglou also has Ben Davies in the squad who can perform both roles. So, while the Lenglet deal looks cheap on paper, it might be worth looking at for Spurs before pulling the trigger. That money can be used to add a central midfielder, an area where the team needs ammunition.