Barca close to signing Sevilla defender Lenglet (Cope)
Sevilla defender Clement Lenglet’s move to Barcelona seems to be close to completion.
The centre-back, who the Catalan club have followed for months, could move to Camp Nou in the coming days, according to Cadena Cope. Barça will pay Lenglet’s release clause.
Barça, according to the report, will pay the 35 million euro buyout written into Lenglet’s contract, plus three million more in development rights. The player will sign a five-year deal with the club. However, the announcement of the signing will not be made official until July 1.
Lenglet, who is not in the France squad for the World Cup, has held talks with Sevilla in recent days. But it seems he’s finally accepted Barça’s offer. Now, he wants to enjoy some time off following a long domestic season — his first full one in Spain.