TOTTENHAM are reportedly set to sign Clement Lenglet on a permanent basis from Barcelona.
Lenglet, 28, joined the Lilywhites on loan last summer and played 35 games in all competitions in the 2022-23 season.
And according to the Spanish outlet SportsHe is now expected to join the club on a permanent basis and a three-year deal is in the pipeline.
Word is that Barcelona will be looking to sack Lenglet this summer amid a mass exodus of players.
And they will only ask around £8.6million for his signature.
The two clubs have been in talks “for some time”, but have not yet been able to agree on a transfer fee.
Lenglet is likely to be Tottenham’s second signing this summer.
Dejan Kulusevski was announced as Ange Postecoglou’s first signing earlier in the month after the Lilywhites made his 18-month loan deal permanent for a fee of £26million.
While fans have been enthralled by the Swede’s new deal, the prospect of Lenglet being signed on a permanent basis is proving far less favourable.
A Spurs fan tweeted: “Lenglet is so useless and that was a Lenglet in a back three with defensive tactics. Now imagine how bad he will be in Ange’s system.”
“Better give one of the academy kids a chance.”
Another added: “I hope it’s not true.”
A third wrote: “Ohhh no please not Lenglet on a three year deal.. please no.”
While a fourth commented: “He was part of the problem last season. Far from good enough.”
Tottenham are also pushing to sign James Maddison from Leicester.
The midfielder has already agreed personal terms with the Lilywhites but no transfer fee has yet been agreed.
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