Speaking of broadcast talk podcast, Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth has spoken out about Tottenham’s hunt for a new centre-back.
It’s something of an open secret that Spurs are looking to sign a new left-footed player this summer, having been chasing the likes of Alessandro Bastoni, Josko Gvardiol and Pau Torres.
Unfortunately for Spurs, they failed to get either of those deals over the line and now they have turned their attention to Barcelona’s Clement Lenglet.
According to Sheth, this deal is moving in the right direction and there is growing confidence that this loan transfer will eventually be completed.
what was said
Sheth spoke about Lenglet.
“They had talks with Inter Milan earlier in the window about Alessandro Bastoni but Tottenham have now turned their attention to Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet, they want to bring him on loan and there is a growing feeling that this one is being completed,” Sheth said.
Good stop gap
A one-year loan for Lenglet might not be the worst deal in the world for Spurs.
Yes, he’s not a long-term solution to that troubled position, nor is he as talented as some of Spurs’ other targets.
However, he’s a good stopgap that won’t cost too much and by the end of his loan next year Spurs can get back on the market.
Bastoni’s contract is entering his final year at this point and while Inter have managed to keep their nerves this summer, they could come under increasing pressure this time next year.
Lenglet might not be the most inspirational commitment of all time, but don’t be too shocked if there’s a blockbuster lined up for next summer.
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