Barcelona announce the signing of United-linked Clement Lenglet
- The La Liga champions paid €35.9m for the defender
- The 23-year-old will sign a 5-year contract
- United have been closely monitoring the centre-back's situation
Barcelona have announced that they paid the €35.9 million release clause of Sevilla defender Lenglet. The French defender will sign a contract until 2023 with the release clause of €300 million.
Lenglet had an offer from Sevilla to extend his contract and an offer from Barcelona to join the Catalan giants, as well as supposed offers from United and Chelsea.
However, despite the news that both Premier Leauge heavyweights had been monitoring the centre-back's situation at Los Rojiblancos, they never seemed close to landing the 23-year-old.