Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet has moved one step closer to sealing a transfer to Barcelona after reports emerged of a five-year deal being agreed during a meeting between the 22-year-old's representatives and the Blaugrana last week.
Lenglet emerged as an affordable option for the Catalan giants who are desperate to address their defensive frailties this summer, and after receiving confirmation of the Frenchman's desire to move to the Camp Nou a deal has been set in motion following a meeting last Wednesday - as per RAC1.
‼️Explicat al #TuDiràs ️@Marta_Ramon— El Barça juga a RAC1 (@FCBRAC1) May 15, 2018
El Barça i el representant de Lenglet ja s'han vist. La trobada va tenir lloc al Sevilla-Madrid de dimecres passat, on va viatjar Robert Fernández. Si surt del Sevilla, Lenglet vol anar a un equip on se senti protagonista #frac1 pic.twitter.com/ms8p06zhey
According to Mundo Deportivo, the 22-year-old has now agreed to sign with Barcelona on a five-year deal next season after telling the Catalans he wants to join them after overcoming reservations about his first team chances should Samuel Umtiti fail to seal a summer transfer.
Would be happy if a player like Lenglet joins in.— Kevin (@BusquetsDaddy) May 15, 2018
Not only he'll bolster our lack of defensive depth, he would regularly challenge the likes of Umtiti and Pique for the starting spot meaning that the best of them starts. All that for 30m sounds very reasonable.