OFFICIAL: Barca announce Lenglet signing
- Barca paid €35.9m for Lenglet
- The 23-year-old will sign a 5-year contract
Barcelona have announced that they paid the €35.9m release clause of Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet. The French defender will sign a contract until 2023 with the release clause of €300m.
He will arrive in Barcelona tonight and will complete his medical on Friday morning. Later on the day, Lenglet will sign the contract and will be presented to the Camp Nou crowd.
Barca's official website names the 23-year-old's strong qualities: "Lenglet stands out for his good touch and his combination of strength, intelligence, and, above all, ball skills. This last quality will surely help him on team like Barça, on which play is defined from the very first touch of the goalkeeper. Very intelligent tactically, Lenglet is also a defender who creates scoring chances on set pieces, as he has shown in his season and a half in La Liga with Sevilla."