AC MILAN TO THE RESCUE
The future of Clement Lenglet at Barcelona has been uncertain for a while. With the French defender out of favour and placed on the transfer list. While Tottenham showed interest in a permanent move after his loan spell, their reluctance to meet Barcelona’s demands hindered any progress. Recently, Al Nassr from Saudi Arabia also expressed interest, but Lenglet himself has no desire to move to the Middle East.
AC MILAN AND LENGLET
However, a new solution might be on the horizon for Barcelona, and it comes in the form of AC Milan. According to reputable Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t TMW), Milan is eyeing a move for Lenglet during the ongoing summer transfer window and could potentially secure his services for around €10 million.
AC Milan, in search of defensive reinforcements, recognized the need for a new center-back during their pre-season friendlies in the USA. Lenglet’s emergence as a target has now shifted their focus to the Barcelona outcast.
Previous reports had indicated that Barcelona demanded €15 million for Lenglet, leading to stalled talks with Tottenham, who offered only €5 million. However, with the situation becoming more pressing, Barcelona may be willing to accept the reduced fee of €10 million, as reported by the Italian publication.
Although the Catalan giants might not receive a substantial transfer fee for Lenglet, their priority lies in alleviating his hefty €16 million per season wages. As a result, they might be open to compromising on the asking price, leaving Milan an opportunity to act on their reported interest.
The situation remains fluid, and as the transfer window progresses, the potential move of Clement Lenglet to AC Milan could bring a fresh start for the Frenchman, while providing Barcelona with some financial relief. Stay tuned for further updates on this intriguing transfer saga.