the continuity of Clement Lenglet at the FC Barcelona is in doubt. The Blaugrana team, which continues to seek to close some sales before the start of the League in order to have Lionel Messi and the new signings (Agüero, Memphis, Eric García and Emerson) in their debut, does not have the French Central for next season and is looking for a new team in this summer transfer market.
On the other hand, Lenglet wants to stay at the clubEven if the board of directors knows that it is not performing as expected by everyone. His departure would reduce the payroll and facilitate Lionel Messi’s application and hiring process. They are listening to offers and offering the player to different clubs.
The Premier League, the only destination
Although José Mourinho’s AS Roma have shown interest in taking over his services, it was the Premier League teams that showed the most interest in the Frenchman. First it was Rafa Benítez’s Everton, as we anticipated on Fichajes.net, and now three more teams have contacted FC Barcelona to find out about Lenglet’s situation.
-Leicester City: Wesley Fofana’s injury in the friendly against Villarreal forced them to urgently look for another centre-back, although they were already testing possibilities to increase their rotation due to the possibility of playing with a line of five in the back. Lenglet would be a market opportunity and a profile that fits Rodgers’ idea.
-Aston Villa: The villains urgently need a central to have a level rotation and have a third option that competes with Konsa and Mings. Lenglet likes Dean Smith. The club made money off the sale of Jack Grealish to Manchester City.
-Brighton: Graham Potter’s team needs a quarterback to replace Ben White’s defeat. The problem is that the French central would not be interested in going to a team that is fighting for relegation in the Premier League. It’s the most complicated option.