Reports: Tottenham and Barcelona to finalize Lenglet loan by Tuesday

News News News! The latest is part of Tottenham Hotspur’s bid to secure a left-sided, left-footed centre-back, and it looks like it will be Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan. We’re still waiting for official confirmation, but according to Fabrizio Romano, it’s coming, and no later than Tuesday.

Apparently, there are still a few details to work out, including whether there will be a purchase option or not. There’s been conflicting information on what that means, but it looks like the details are still being worked out, at least according to Matteo Moretto.

Lenglet-Tottenham. The Frenchman has permission to travel to London THIS weekend. Probably tomorrow. They still have to finish fine-tuning the final details between the clubs, such as whether or not there will be an option to buy. Both parties understand that it will happen soon.

Earlier reports had suggested that the option to buy Lenglet would be an incredibly low £5m, which seems foolish even for a terribly run and financially insolvent club like Barcelona. More likely, the £5 (or €5m? It’s unclear) is the loan fee, with the option to buy still being negotiated.

Spanish daily Sport report that Lenglet has been convinced to come to Spurs after a direct conversation with first-team coach Antonio Conte, who said he would be a big part of his plans next season. It was also implied that Tottenham would cover Lenglet’s wages, but only up to a point and he would likely need a pay cut. A quick Google search suggests Lenglet earns around £100,000/week after tax at Barca; it’s unclear what he would earn at Spurs or what that means, but it’s unlikely to be out of their price range.

There are a lot of Spurs fans on this signing, but as I mentioned before, Lenglet’s career path follows the trajectory of a player who stopped at Barca, but could be rejuvenated with a change. decor under a top coach. It looks like a low-risk, high-reward type of loan, which is saving Spurs a lot of money in the short term and could allow them to break the bank on someone REALLY fun.

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