Barcelona are reportedly in talks with Tottenham Hotspur regarding a loan deal for Clement Lenglet. They hope the Premier League side can convince the defender to move.
ESPN are reporting that the two clubs are chatting “for weeks over a loan deal.” Barca really want to sell but “are willing to agree to a loan”. A loan will help trim the wage bill as Spurs are “willing to pay a significant part of Lenglet’s salary.”
According to multiple reports, Lenglet is open to a move away. He knows he will not be playing regularly next season. The Frenchman “could speak with Spurs coach Antonio Conte in the coming days”. That may help make up his mind.
Barcelona are really struggling to offload players this summer. The club did say goodbye to Philippe Coutinho, Ferran Jutgla and Dani Alves. But no other departures have been confirmed.
Indeed it’s even been reported that players such as Neto, Miralem Pjanic, and Martin Braithwaite aren’t interested in leaving this season. They want to see out their existing deals at the Camp Nou.
Lenglet may be different case as former France Under-21 coach Pierre Mankowski suggested him to leave Barcelona if he knows the club doesn’t count on him.