Clement Lenglet: Barcelona defender undergoing Tottenham medical ahead of proposed loan move | Football News

Clement Lenglet is undergoing a medical ahead of his proposed loan move from Barcelona to Tottenham.

The defender, 27, stayed at the on-site hotel at Spurs’ Hotspur Way training ground on Thursday night.

Spurs expect to complete the deal inside 24 hours and include him in the squad traveling to South Korea for the beginning of their pre-season tour on Saturday.

The France international, who made 27 appearances in all competitions for Barca last season, is a left-footed center-back – a position Spurs have been targeting this summer.

Lenglet, who joined Barca in July 2018 for £ 31.7m from Sevilla, only started seven La Liga matches and is not part of Barca head coach Xavi’s plans next season.

The Spanish giants also need to offload players to balance their Financial Fair Play ratio and to be able to reinvest in their squad, including re-signing Ousmane Dembele.

Meanwhile, Lenglet will become Spurs’ fifth summer signing after Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison.

The potential arrival of the former Nancy defender means Conte now has seven central defenders at his disposal with Cristian Romero, Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Davinson Sanchez, Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga part of his Spurs squad.

Spurs in advanced talks to sign Spence

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Djed Spence provides an amazing assist in Nottingham Forest’s victory against Barnsley last season, sending an opposition defender to the floor

Tottenham are also in advanced talks with Middlesbrough to sign Djed Spence, with Sky Sports News told an agreement is getting closer.

Discussions for the right-back, who spent last season on loan at Nottingham Forest, are centered around an initial fee of £ 15m plus add-ons.

The England U21 right-back wants to move to north London with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy understood to be personally leading the club’s pursuit of the 21-year-old.

Tottenham’s 2022/23 Premier League fixtures

Spurs Fixtures 2022/23

Tottenham will start their 2022/23 Premier League campaign at home to Southampton on August 6 followed by a trip to London rivals Chelsea on August 13.

Antonio Conte’s side, who finished fourth last season to qualify for the Champions League, face north London rivals Arsenal at The Emirates on October 1 with the return fixture at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on January 14.

The first newly-promoted side Tottenham face is Nottingham Forest at the City Ground on August 27 and that is followed by a midweek evening trip to London rivals West Ham on August 30.

Tottenham’s final game before the season pauses for the winter World Cup in Qatar will be at home to Leeds on November 12, with Spurs returning to Premier League action on Boxing Day at Brentford.

Tottenham face back-to-back London derbies at home in the second half of the season as they host West Ham on February 18 and then Chelsea on February 25.

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