Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Everton have all made contact over signing Clement Lenglet, reports Monday’s edition of Sport.
Those four represent very different possibilities for the Barcelona player, with Tottenham in the Champions League and hoping for bigger things with Antonio Conte, Arsenal looking to finally get Champions League football, Newcastle in the first steps of their new journey, and Everton fresh from a relegation battle with Frank Lampard.
Sport explain that Lenglet had initially been against a move of any kind, wanting to fight for his place at the Camp Nou. Now the Frenchman is said to have realised he’s far out of Xavi Hernandez’s thinking and should look for a new club.
Despite that, he only wants a loan move, with the 26-year-old having a Barcelona contract until June 2026.
Tottenham used the loan market in January, albeit with a view to permanent moves, but it’s still unlikely that they, or Arsenal or Newcastle, would be looking to trust a season long defensive place on a player who could leave.
For Everton, and their tricky finances, it may be different.