Arsenal and Tottenham ‘offered Barcelona star Clement Lenglet a loan move to bolster fragile defenses this summer’


BARCELONA have reportedly offered north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham the chance to sign centre-back Clement Lenglet on loan.

The 26-year-old was a peripheral figure at Camp Nou during the 2021-22 season where he played just 21 LaLiga games.

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French defender Clément Lenglet faces an uncertain future at BarcelonaCredit: Getty

The likes of Gerard Pique, Eric Garcia and Ronald Araujo were all preferred ahead of the Frenchman.

And with the Blaugrana set to sign Andreas Christensen from Chelsea on a free transfer, Lenglet could fall further down the pecking order under boss Xavi.

As a result, the former Sevilla ace, who is tied to the Catalan club until 2026, could be allowed to leave.

According to The Times, Lenglet could be on his way to England in the next transfer window.

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They claim the Gunners and Spurs have been offered the chance to sign the defender on a temporary deal.

Arsenal could be looking for a new centre-back if William Saliba is offloaded again.

And they could decide to bring in Lenglet to replace Pablo Mari, with Udinese keen to sign him permanently after his loan spell.

Antonio Conte is also in the market to strengthen his backline with Davinson Sanchez and Joe Rodon facing an uncertain future.

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Meanwhile, Lenglet could be seen as an alternative should Spurs miss their main target Alessandro Bastoni.

Bastoni has also been linked with Newcastle as the Magpies again look to splash the cash.

Everton and West Ham have also reportedly been interested in the Les Bleus international in the past.

It remains to be seen whether the two clubs are keen to secure his services.

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