Tottenham Hotspur’s ongoing search for a new manager, coupled with the absence of a sporting director, has created an atmosphere of uncertainty and diminished appeal for both current players and potential signings.
According to recent reports from Mundo Deportivo, this state of uncertainty has influenced the decision-making process of Clement Lenglet, the French centre-back currently on loan from Barcelona.
The report suggests that Lenglet will delay his decision on a permanent move to Tottenham until the club appoints a new manager.
The report also claims that Tottenham have already communicated to Barcelona of their interest in signing Lenglet permanently.
He initially joined as a short-term solution after the club failed to secure their primary transfer targets.
But Lenglet has impressed during his time at Spurs, prompting consideration for a permanent deal. However, the report states that the two clubs are yet to reach an agreement on the transfer fee.
The French defender’s hesitation to commit to Tottenham while the managerial situation remains unresolved is entirely understandable.
While he is said to be happy at the club, he has had three different managers in his first year and he will reportedly wait to see who Spurs appoint as their permanent manager before making a decision to move.
As Tottenham continues its search for a new manager, it is imperative for the club to address the leadership vacuum swiftly.
A prompt appointment will provide much-needed stability, instill confidence in the players, and enhance the club’s appeal to potential signings.