In his latest press conference, Tottenham Hotspur’s acting Head Coach Ryan Mason has commented on the prospect of Clement Lenglet signing for the club on a permanent basis.

Lenglet moved to Tottenham on a season-long loan from Barcelona last summer as a means to bolstering the defensive line in the left-sided centre-back area.

The Frenchman has made 33 appearances for Spurs this season and contributed one goal and two assists (Transfermarkt).

Fans and pundits have generally been indifferent in their assessment of Lenglet’s performances this year. Nevertheless, Tottenham are believed to have informed Barcelona they would like to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent transfer in the summer (Mundo Deportivo).

However, it is thought the player would rather wait to see who takes over as the next manager at Spurs before he commits to signing on a permanent basis (Mundo Deportivo).

We are all waiting to see who that new manager will be, but in the meantime, Ryan Mason has fielded questions about the future of Lenglet, and seemed to suggest the club does want to keep the player.

He told Football.London: “These conversations I’m sure will happen in the summer. Right now it’s not on my mind but I would say about Clem is that he is the type of character we want around the training ground.

“He is professional, he does it right. He’s vocal and the more people we can keep hold of and get in the more beneficial it is.”

Clement Lenglet

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Spurs Web Opinion

I am really not sure we should be signing Lenglet permanently. He’s not been bad this season, but we really should be looking at a higher quality of player to fix our very broken defence.

I know Lenglet wouldn’t cost a lot of money, but that is still money we could and should be putting towards other transfers with Piero Hincapie certainly being one who should be on the club’s radar.

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