Tottenham Hotspur is keen on improving their backline of three, with two of the spots occupied by Cristian Romero and Eric Dier. Various names are connected to the north London club, and one of them is FC Barcelona’s Clément Lenglet.
Lenglet is under contract with the Spanish club until 2026, but they’ll be attempting to offload the French defender this summer. According to TV3, Barcelona and Tottenham are negotiating the transfer, and Sport confirms the information, adding that it would be a one-year loan deal.
However, Spurs initially wanted a two-year deal for the 25-year-old, but a new regulation, in force from July 1, now limits the duration of a loan to one year. Barcelona is reportedly studying the prospect of including an optional second season in the deal.
Furthermore, Tottenham will also take responsibility for his salary should he arrive at the Premier League club. Barcelona wants to trim down its squad, so they likely won’t be a stickler for these negotiations as they attempt to get players off their wage books.