Clément Lenglet had to wait until December to make his first league appearance for Aston Villa.

The Premier League side signed the centre-back on loan from Barcelona last summer, and Unai Emery had initially used him only in the UEFA Conference League.

On December 23rd, the Frenchman played the full 90 minutes in Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United. Since then, he’s started every league game for the Villans and his form has pleased the La Liga side, to the point where Mundo Deportivo have a report on Barca loanees who are ‘on the rise’ and the 28-year-old is included in the list.

The defender has established under Emery’s orders at Villa Park, making 15 appearances in all competitions.

His current deal at the Camp Nou lasts until 2026, but the report explains that ‘everything indicates’ the Catalan club will sell him in the summer, although they don’t specify where he could be off to.

Earlier this month, Sport stated Aston Villa ‘could take the step’ to buy the former Sevilla man.

With Mundo Deportivo now talking about a potential sale in the summer, the Villans considering making Lenglet’s stay permanent shouldn’t be ruled out.