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Clement Lenglet to Tottenham: The latest

An update on the ongoing negotiations between Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, over Clement Lenglet, has been provided on Saturday.

Central defender Lenglet, of course, spent this past season plying his trade in north London.

After falling further out of favour at Barca owing to the arrivals of the likes of Andreas Christensen and Jules Kounde, the French international was allowed to depart on a year-long loan.

His time in Tottenham colours, however, too proved to be something of a hit-and-miss affair, with Lenglet, all told, having managed starts in 24 of the Lilywhites’ 38 Premier League outings.

Often singled out for criticism as a result of his rash and inconsistent nature, the general consensus leading into the summer was therefore that the 28-year-old would likely be returned to sender at the Camp Nou.

In turn, it came as something of a surprise when word was forthcoming as far back as April that, in fact, Spurs had reopened talks with their Barcelona counterparts, over the possibility of making Lenglet’s arrival permanent.

Just this week, word stemming from the Spanish media pointed towards a deal finally being close, after the defender was given permission to sit out training to put the finishing touches on his move back to England.

But, 24 hours later, as much has been dismissed once more.

As per a report from Mundo Deportivo, Lenglet is in no way ‘close’ to returning to Tottenham, with the respective hierarchies in north London and Catalunya still some way off a compromise on the required transfer fee.

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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