Tottenham confirm Clement Lenglet signing on season-long loan

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
Lenglet has signed for Spurs
Lenglet has signed for Spurs / Eric Alonso/GettyImages

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan from Barcelona.

Spurs have been searching for a left-sided centre-back this window and after being knocked back by Inter in their pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni, they identified Lenglet as an alternative.

Negotiations have progressed fairly swiftly and the Frenchman's arrival has now been confirmed.

Lenglet was a bit-part player at Barcelona last season, featuring sporadically as a central defender and left-back. He has enjoyed some success at Camp Nou though, helping the Blaugrana win La Liga in 2019 and the Copa del Rey in 2021.

Lenglet becomes Tottenham's fifth summer signing with Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison already agreeing deals.