Journalist explains how much of Lenglet’s salary Tottenham will pay

Journalist Gerard Romero has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur will only cover a little over a half of Clement Lenglet’s salary during his loan spell at the club.

Tottenham confirmed their capture of Richarlison from Everton on Friday, with the Brazilian becoming the club’s fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and Yves Bissouma.

It now looks like Lenglet is said to be the next one through the door at Hotspur Way, with Fabrizio Romano reporting yesterday that Spurs have reached a full agreement with the centre-back on personal terms and the North London club are resolving the ‘final details’ of the loan deal with Barcelona.

This was then followed by a report in Marca stating that the Frenchman will travel to London over the weekend to complete his medical and sign on the dotted line.

Romero has now taken to social media to reveal that, as per the agreement between Tottenham and Barca, the Lilywhites will only have to pay around €7m (£6m) of Lenglet’s €12m (£10.3m) per year salary.

This means that of the 27-year-old’s s £200,000-a-week wages, Spurs will have to cover £115,000-a-week, with the Catalan giants continuing to pick up the rest of the bill.

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Daniel Levy seems to have outdone himself yet again with the deal he has got for Lenglet but it also helps that Barca were desperate to get the Frenchman off their wage bill as quickly as possible.

While Lenglet would not have been most Spurs fans’ preferred centre-back signing this summer, we will have to hope that Conte can transform the 27-year-old as he has down with some of Tottenham’s defenders already.

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