Barcelona will see Clement Lenglet returning to Spotify Camp Nou in the summer, with Tottenham uninterested in signing him permanently.
According to a report by Football Insider, Clement Lenglet will see his stint with Tottenham Hotspur end when the season finishes. The Premier League heavyweights do not want to sign the 27-year-old permanently. So he will return to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Clement Lenglet has seen a promising career wither in the last half a decade. The French defender joined Barcelona after a promising 2017/18 season with Sevilla. But while he made a solid start to life as a Barcelona defender, inconsistency was his Achilles heel. And the player gradually fell down the pecking order at Camp Nou.
Barcelona decided to loan the 27-year-old out last summer, with Tottenham securing his services. But Lenglet’s inconsistent ways have not ended, although he has made 27 appearances this term. And the Frenchman looks likely to return to Barcelona in the summer transfer window.
Reports last month suggested that Tottenham would submit a bid to sign the player permanently. But Lenglet’s performances since then have convinced the north London club to move on from such ideas. So they will not look to extend the Barcelona defender’s stay at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The report claims that the decision has come from the board in accordance with the director of football, Fabio Paratici and Antonio Conte. Interestingly, Conte is no longer at the helm at Tottenham, with the north London club looking for his successor. And the uncertainties surrounding them also affect Lenglet’s future.
Widespread reports have suggested that the Premier League heavyweights are in the market for a left-footed centre-back. And players like Aymeric Laporte and Pau Torres have emerged on their radar. That also spells trouble for Lenglet, with the 27-year-old poised to return to Barcelona at the end of the season.
It is unclear what the future has in store for the French international. But he needs to leave Barcelona to resurrect his stuttering career, despite the Catalan club’s need for a left-footed centre-back. It will be interesting to see where he lands in the summer transfer window.