Report: Arsenal have now been offered chance to sign same defender as Spurs

Fabio Paratici
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Tottenham and Arsenal have both been handed the chance to sign Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, according to The Times. 

The 26-year-old has reportedly been made available for an exit this summer after encountering a difficult season under head coach Xavi. 

Spanish outlet Esport3 have claimed that Barcelona are already in negotiations with Tottenham about a two-year loan deal that would see Lenglet link up with Antonio Conte, who has requested the addition of a left-sided centre-back (The Athletic). 

However, The Times have now suggested Spurs could be joined by rivals Arsenal in pursuing the 15-time capped France international (Transfermarkt). 

The report claims both North London clubs have been handed the opportunity to sign Lenglet during the summer transfer window, with Barcelona hoping to offload him as part of a loan deal. 

The Blaugrana signed Lenglet from Sevilla in 2018 after impressing during his one-and-a-half seasons at the club. 

Although he cemented a regular place in his first few seasons in Catalonia, he fell way down the pecking order this term and made just seven starts across the LaLiga campaign (Transfermarkt). 

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Barcelona evidently want to shift Lenglet on this summer and it looks like they want it to be a loan deal, which could be a tempting offer if there are no commitments. 

There are better options out there on the market, but the obvious targets will cost much more as they are more desirable. 

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