Lenglet is one of a number of Barcelona players on their way out
Barcelona are well aware of their financial difficulties as well as their need to move on from a number of players. One of those players is Clement Lenglet.
Xavi Hernandez has already informed the French center-back he doesn’t count on him for next season. Despite his reluctance to leave, Lenglet knows he needs to play should he want a chance to make the French squad for the World Cup.
One of the hurdles, however, is finding a club that would be interested. Getting a substantial fee is going to be difficult so other avenues will have to be explored.
Therefore, it should be no surprise the Catalans are working to send Lenglet to Tottenham on a two-year loan.
According to Sport, Spurs would prefer a two-year loan but there is a new rule coming into effect on July 1 that will limit the length of a loan to only one year. Barcelona are going to study the new rule to see if there is a way to make the loan for two years.
In any case, Tottenham would be responsible for Lenglet’s wages.
The high player wages is one of the many hindrances limiting the club from making any signings or registering players such as Andrea Christensen and Franck Kessie.
Lenglet was signed from Sevilla ahead of the 2018-19 season. Despite a strong first season, his performances have been on the wane. With the emergence of Ronald Araujo and the arrival of Eric Garcia, his playing time shrank last season.
Linked with Kalidou Koulibaly and Jules Kounde, it’s evident Barcelona want to further improve their defense with a world class defender. In essence, the writing was on the wall for Lenglet. A change of scenery, however, could get his career back on track.