Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet is set to join Tottenham by ‘Tuesday at the latest’ as they look to finalise a loan deal for the defender.
That’s according to Sport, who say Lenglet will be one of Barcelona’s first major departures this summer.
They report that Tottenham have already agreed on the Frenchman’s season-long loan deal, and the player is set to travel to ‘ratify everything’ and join Antonio Conte’s squad immediately.
He is no longer expected to link up with Barcelona for the beginning of pre-season and instead has the club’s permission to join Tottenham, something that should be made official ‘before Tuesday at the latest’.
The deal that has been worked out between the two parties has been deemed ‘satisfactory’ by Barcelona, who will save a significant amount on wages and see the player revalue himself at a Champions League club.
Talks between them and Tottenham began at the end of last season and progressed quickly courtesy of a ‘good understanding’ between the two clubs after they struck a deal for Emerson Royal last year.
Barcelona made it clear they were open to a loan as long as Tottenham covered all of Lenglet’s wages, something they are willing to do after the player made ‘some adjustment’ to his salary.
That is what is currently being settled between the two parties, with the green light already there for everything to be made official in a few days time.