Barcelona agree £35m deal for Manchester United, Liverpool target

Date published: Wednesday 16th May 2018 12:24 - Matthew Briggs

Barcelona have reportedly reached an agreement with Sevilla for the transfer of central defender Clement Lenglet.

Mundo Deportivo claim Lenglet has agreed a five-year contract and will complete a deal at the end of the season for a fee in the region of €35million.

Lenglet – a France Under-21 international – only joined Sevilla from Ligue 1 outfit Nancy in January 2017 for a reported €5million fee.

The 22-year-old has been heavily linked with Manchester United and Liverpool and yesterday Sport claimed Real Madrid were hoping to gazump Barcelona to the signing of Lenglet.

His agent, Gregory Dakad, told Estadio Deportivo Barca were not the only club interested in him: “There are clubs chasing Lenglet, but first of all he wants to finish the season well.

“He likes the club and the city of Seville. If he decides to leave, it will be a difficult decision for him. I can’t say what clubs are interested, but there is interest in Spain and there have been questions from other countries, too.”

Now though it appears the Catalan club have got their man regardless of whether Samuel Umtiti stays or goes.

The arrival of Lenglet may well mean that Liverpool-linked Yerry Mina could be heading out on loan next season.


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