According to Team Talk, Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly close to securing their first signing of the summer, with a €20 million deal for Clement Lenglet in the works.
However, the transfer hinges on one crucial factor that needs to be agreed upon before it can be finalized.
Lenglet joined Spurs on loan last summer as a temporary solution after the club failed to secure their primary transfer targets. Since then, the French defender has impressed during his time at the club, prompting consideration for a permanent deal.
While both clubs appear to be in agreement, the transfer now depends on Lenglet’s decision.
According to the report, Lenglet is “interested in staying in London,” but he will delay making a final decision on a permanent move to Tottenham until the club appoints a new manager.
The hesitation stems from Lenglet’s desire to join a team with aspirations and a solid project. He wants to sit down and have a conversation with the new manager, whoever it may be, before committing to the move.
Having experienced three different managers in his first year at the club, Lenglet is keen to see stability and a clear vision for the future before making a decision. Therefore, the prompt appointment of a new manager is crucial for Tottenham.
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.