Man Utd Join Tottenham & Liverpool In Race To Sign £39m French Star
Manchester United have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the chase to sign Sevilla’s £39m-rated defender Clement Lenglet this summer
The transfer window may be closed but managers are working hard on their plans for the summer so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd join the chase to sign Clement Lenglet…
Manchester United have joined Liverpool and Tottenham in the chase to sign Sevilla’s £39m-rated defender Clement Lenglet this summer, according to a report by TeamTalk.
Lenglet made his name in France during his time at Nancy but has developed in to one of the most highly-rated young centre-backs in European football since joining Sevilla last summer.
The 22-year-old has been an integral member of the starting eleven this season and played a key role in helping the Spaniard’s reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League – where they eventually lost out to Bayern Munich.
The France U21 international has attracted interest from the Premier League with TeamTalk reporting last week that Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to meet Lenglet’s £39m release clause this summer.
Jurgen Klopp is being tipped to sign another centre-back as he looks to find a reliable long-term partner for Virgil van Dijk and Lenglet has emerged as a prime target for the Liverpool boss.
Mauricio Pochettino is also in the market for another defender as Toby Alderweireld is expected to leave this summer after losing his first team place amid a contract stand-off with the club and it seems Lenglet is also on Tottenham’s radar.
However, Spurs and Liverpool will face fresh competition as TeamTalk are citing a report from the Sun that claims Man Utd have now joined the race to sign Lenglet this summer.
Jose Mourinho is expected to strengthen his defence at the end of the season as he looks to build a squad capable of competing with Man City and United may see Lenglet as the ideal long-term partner for Eric Bailly.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming weeks but it looks like three of England’s biggest clubs are ready to do-battle over a deal to sign the £39m-rated defender and I think he’d be an excellent signing for whoever wins the race.
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