Tottenham Hotspur could dive back into the transfer market in search of another centre-back, even if Clement Lenglet completes his loan move from Barcelona, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs.
The Lowdown: Lenglet arrives in N17
According to a reliable journalist fabrice romano (July 2) Spurs ‘hope’ to strike a deal with the La Liga giants for the Frenchman ‘very soon’.
Spanish sources claim the 27-year-old has been cleared by the Catalan club to complete his loan move to north London, with reports suggesting that personal terms have already been agreed with the player.
The Lilywhites are expected to pay around £6m to cover the defender’s wages.
The Last: Jacobs’ Claim
Jacobs believes Antonio Conte could consider returning to the transfer market for another centre-back once a deal for Lenglet is agreed.
When asked if Spurs could sign another centre-back, the journalist told GiveMeSport: “Yes, it’s very possible. The thing with Lenglet is that it would be a loan deal.
“They would still have the financial capacity to bring in another one. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if two defenders came on.”
The verdict: short-term signing
While the France international has a wealth of playing experience at the highest level, illustrated by his 156 La Liga appearances and 42 Champions League outings (via Transfermarkt), Lenglet’s arrival at Hotspur Way only fills the void temporarily. .
After the climax of the 2022/23 season, the defender will return to Spain and Conte will be left without a left centre-back.
Therefore, it is crucial that Fabio Paratici brings a younger, permanent addition to the Spurs backline, someone who can move into Conte’s squad as part of a longer term vision.
With that in mind, Jacobs’ promising request will surely be welcomed by Tottenham fans.