October 13, 2022
Tottenham warned against signing 27-year-old after Richarlison

Stewart Robson has warned Tottenham against signing Clement Lenglet from Barcelona saying he ‘hasn’t looked like a top player’ for several years at Camp Nou, as he told ESPN.

The former Arsenal player added that he doesn’t see Lenglet improving Tottenham’s defense ahead of a potential transfer this summer.

Spurs have been quite busy in the market, their last transfer deal was Richarlison in a £60m move from Everton.

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The Brazil international was the fourth name to be added by Antonio Conte as Lenglet is reportedly set to travel to London ahead of a medical.

Although Lenglet is not a permanent transfer like Richarlison, he would go on loan for around £4.31m as Robson has given his thoughts on the potential signing.

“There is talk of Lenglet going to Spurs, to play in that back three,” Robson said. “I’m not sure. This Lenglet in the last two years at Barcelona hasn’t looked like a top-notch player.

“I don’t think he’s going to improve Spurs if he goes.”

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When Kulusevski and Bentancur arrived in January from Juventus, these two weren’t exactly riding a wave and there would have been question marks over their movements.

Both had failed in Serie A and they failed to live up to expectations, but a bit of magic from Conte quickly changed that as they played a huge role in securing Champions League football.

Perhaps Lenglet could take the same route as these two, perhaps they are examples the 27-year-old can turn things around in North London.

Conte is known for getting the absolute maximum out of players and if Lenglet moves to Spurs then he hopes for that restart and change of direction in his career.

In other news, Celtic target seals move elsewhere as club claim ‘several attractive offers’ amid interest from Bhoys

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