Tottenham have sent an ‘ultimatum’ to Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet about a possible move this summer.
That’s according to Mundo Deportivo, who say they have asked the Frenchman to make a decision about his future this week in case they need to look at other options.
The newspaper reports that Lenglet would be close to giving his approval to a loan move to Tottenham, who are the club ‘most interested’ in acquiring his services.
They face potential competition from Roma for the defender but have the bonus of offering Champions League football, a factor which could work in their favour.
Barcelona are more than happy to let the defender go to get his high wages off the books, and while there is ‘good harmony’ between them and Tottenham, it has not translated into a firm response from the player as yet.
Tottenham are growing impatient with that as they plan this summer and so are now asking the player to make a decision, so they’re not left scrambling at the end of the window.
They want Lenglet to make his choice clear this week and have sent ‘a kind of ultimatum’ in this regard.
Barcelona manager Xavi has already also told the player to leave, and his ‘best destination’ would be the Premier League, so Lenglet now needs to make his choice, so Tottenham can continue to plan.