Clement Lenglet, a defender who has fallen out of favour at Barcelona, appears to have found a solution since the club is willing to transfer its unwanted players
The 28-year-old spent the previous season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur because he is not in Xavi’s plans for Barça. A permanent transfer has been discussed with Tottenham for the past month or so; the player had expressed interest in returning to north London.
With Barcelona demanding €15 million and Spurs only ready to pay €5 million because they would also be paying his high salaries, the two parties were unable to come to an agreement on the transfer cost. As a result, Barcelona has been considering alternative methods of getting rid of Lenglet, with Al Nassr being mentioned as a potential destination.
The Blaugrana outcast is reportedly on the verge of joining the Saudi Arabian club, according to The Athletic. This summer, Al Nassr has hired numerous players from Europe, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s acquisition in January serving as the catalyst. Other players including Sadio Mane, Seko Fofana, Alex Telles, and Marcelo Brozovic have been added since then.
Lenglet may now be on his way to the Riyadh-based team to join the aforementioned players. The Frenchman had been on the club’s radar for some time, and there had been previous discussions regarding a transfer, but the deal had stalled due to the player’s resistance. Lenglet may be open to the prospect of moving to Saudi Arabia, though, as his options are rapidly dwindling and the transfer is believed to be almost complete.
On top of that, SPORT is saying that Al Nassr is prepared to offer Lenglet €10 million plus €5 million in conditions. That infusion of cash, along with the release of his salary, may enable Barcelona to make new acquisitions and register more players. Lenglet made 160 appearances for Barcelona after moving there from Sevilla in 2018 as part of a €35 million deal. And given the current situation, it is unlikely that he will increase that total.
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