Pushed out by FC Barcelona, Clment Lenglet could decide his future this week. The French central defender is still targeted by OM.
Lenglet could leave Bara this summer
Four years after his arrival from Sville, Clment Lenglet could leave FC Barcelona. Less efficient in recent seasons and little used by his coach Xavi in recent months, the 27-year-old central defender is reaching a crossroads in his career this summer.
A decision this week?
According to Mundo Deportivo, the French international could make his decision very quickly. Indeed, the player has planned to meet his agent by the end of the week to assess all the proposals he has on the table and choose the best option to revive. The Habs want to feel important again in a team that will give them enough playing time to show up less than six months from the next World Cup in Qatar.
In France, Olympique de Marseille has already placed its pawns. In search of a defender after the end of the loan of William Saliba – who could be retained by Arsenal this summer -, the expected departure of Alvaro Gonzalez and the possible sale of Duje Caleta-Car, the Marseille club is studying the possibility of attract the old Nancien in loan. The opportunity to play in the Champions League with OM may appeal to him, even if the Catalan press recently evoked a certain mistrust of the Marseille context.
Des ngociations complexes
While waiting for Lenglet’s decision, Marseille is discussing with Bara. The Marseille club wants to negotiate a loan with the payment of part of the player’s salary by the Blaugrana. Problem, Barcelona refuses this option: if a club wants the former Svillan on loan, he will have to pay him all his fees. That is to say a little over 6 million euros net annually, a very high sum for Olympian finances…
In this case, Marseille decision makers must also deal with competition from Tottenham. For their part, the Spurs want to negotiate a two-year loan. Interest from Arsenal, West Ham, Newcastle and Everton has also been circulating in England. But, for the time being, these other clubs have not yet made an offer and remain in the background. A boon for Marseille? Case to follow…
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