Tottenham dealt a blow to Clement Lenglet ahead of South Korea’s pre-season tour as a star sign | Soccer | sport
Tottenham suffered a setback after signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on loan on Friday. Spurs have agreed the Frenchman for the upcoming season but he would not fly with the rest of the squad for their tour of South Korea.
London Evening Standard claim that despite finalizing Lenglet’s season-long loan, he is unlikely to get a visa in time to join Antonio Conte’s squad on their flight to Korea today. There is no option to buy the 27-year-old while on loan, who is expected to compete with Ben Davies on the left side of the Italy boss’ favorite full-back three-man system.
Spurs announced their new defender on Friday night, subject to international clearance and work permit, who was delighted to temporarily end his disappointing career at Barcelona since joining Spanish side Sevilla in 2018. “I’m very happy to be here, to be in this city, in this club,” Lenglet said. “I’m talking with friends, with my family, to make my decision and all the words were very, very good. to talk about the club.
“I’m very excited to start the season with my new teammates, a new stadium, a new city. For me everything is new, but I’m hungry, I want to play, I want to be the best footballer to help the team. to win trophies and fight in all competitions.
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“He’s a ‘gentleman’ who has won a lot of trophies,” Lenglet described for the Italian coach. “He has a lot of experience and for me it’s a great moment to work with the ‘Monsieur’ and learn everything he knows about football.
“I would like to play a lot of games, to win, because if you play and you don’t win, you are not happy. I want to win a lot of games to be happy, to fight at the top of the ranking. That’s a dream, I would like to win a trophy here at Tottenham.
Lenglet becomes Conte’s fifth signing this summer, following Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic and Fraser Forster at the club.