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Tottenham transfer latest: Barcelona star Clement Lenglet named in unfortunate Spurs scenario

Clement Lenglet and Memphis Depay

Tottenham could reportedly end up turning to Barcelona centre-back Clement Lenglet as a ‘last resort’ to bolster Antonio Conte’s defensive ranks this summer.

The Italian has made the signing of a left-sided central defender one of his top priorities this window, despite Welshman Ben Davies excelling in the position as last season went on.

Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni, Torino’s Gleison Bremer and RB Leipzig star Josko Gvardiol have all been named as major Tottenham targets.

However, Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge believes the north London could end up with Lenglet instead.

The Frenchman is none to be surplus to requirements at the Nou Camp. To that end, Barca are expected to cash in to raise funds for other transfer targets.

Lenglet was considered a coup for Barcelona when they signed him in 2018. However, his stock has dropped significantly over the last year.

Indeed, the 27-year-old started only seven LaLiga games last season as Barca finished runners-up to Real Madrid.

And now Bridge, speaking with GiveMeSport, claims the defender could be north London bound if other targets fail to come off.

He said: “There’s talk about Bremer, the Torino defender. And then the one Barcelona have offered to every European club, Clement Lenglet. I think that could be a very last resort. Even a deadline day one maybe, if Tottenham really have not got anyone, but he’d be the last resort, I’d imagine.”

Bastoni remains preferred Conte option

At this stage, Bastoni remains Conte’s top target but Inter are not keen to sell. Meanwhile, the player himself has also stated his intention to remain at the San Siro.

Lenglet is certianly deemed a cheaper alternative. However, Conte may decide not to move for another cenre-back at all if he can’t get who he wants.

That would leave Davinson Sanchez and Japhet Tanganga as back-ups, assuming Joe Rodon is moved on.

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