As Barcelona sound very focused on finalising the departure of Clement Lenglet, Tottenham Hotspur show up as the best solution for this case.

The defender’s situation is today explained by Catalan newspaper Sport, who claim Barça want him gone by the end of next week.

The initial plan from the Camp Nou side is to get the player sold. In case they can’t do it, they’d be fine with a loan with an obligatory buying option.

The talks for Lenglet’s move had been paused during Barça’s pre-season tour in the United States, and shall now resume, with Tottenham standing as the favourites.

Spurs’ first idea was to pay a ‘symbolic amount’ and cover the player’s wages during the loan. Barcelona, meanwhile, want a fee of €15m for his departure.

The agreement between Totteham and Lenglet already exists, with the player keen on staying in London for at least one more season.

With Barcelona clearly in a hurry to have him gone, as the departure could be ‘a matter of days’ away, Spurs have a big advantage in their hands.

Tottenham’s patience appears to have aided them in negotiations and they can now get a deal on their terms.