Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet is close to completing a one-year loan deal with Tottenham, with the French defender scheduled for his medical on Friday. With the squad set to fly to South Korea for the start of their pre-season tour on Saturday, Spurs are hopeful of completing the deal in time for Lenglet to be involved. Lenglet has made more than 100 appearances for Barcelona since joining the Catalan club in 2018 after a season at Sevilla.
More details on Clément Lenglet deal completed 🇫🇷🤝 #THFC
▫️ Loan move to Tottenham done, no buy option clause included;
▫️ Officially he’ll be back at Barça in June 2023, as things stand;
▫️ Tottenham will pay a loan fee and part of the salary;
▫️ Conte already called Lenglet. pic.twitter.com/DabKtUuzxD
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 7, 2022
The Nancy product boasts 15 caps for France and will add further depth to Tottenham's redeveloped squad under Antonio Conte. Lenglet should now become Tottenham's fifth big recruit of the summer, as Spurs chiefs continue to back Conte in the transfer market. Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison have all already completed moves to Spurs.
Tottenham have already made their Champions League qualification count in the transfer market, with Conte also making good on his aims to bring in quality additions to the north Londoners' squad. Meanwhile, Spurs have confirmed they have reached agreement with Dutch side Ajax for the transfer of winger Steven Bergwijn. The 24-year-old Holland international, who joined the club in a £27million switch from PSV Eindhoven in January 2020, will depart having made 81 appearances. A statement on Tottenham's official website said: "We have reached agreement with Ajax for the transfer of Steven Bergwijn. "We wish Stevie all the best for the future."
The article Tottenham close to completing fifth signing of summer as Clement Lenglet loan deal inches closer appeared first on Planetsport.com.