Lenglet set to complete €35m Barcelona move

Barcelona are set to complete the signing of Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet in a deal worth €35 million (£31m/$41m), Goal understands.

The Frenchman’s signing is likely to be made official on Wednesday after a medical. He will sign a five-year contract. 

The Blaugrana paid Lenglet’s full €35m release clause after failing to negotiate a lower fee for the 23-year-old. 

Lenglet became one of Europe’s most sought-after defenders at Sevilla, following his arrival from Ligue 1 side Nancy in January 2017.

Manchester United were also credited with an interest in securing his signature, but Lenglet has opted to stay in La Liga with Barca. 

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Sevilla made an effort to keep hold of Lenglet, but the defender rejected a new contract proposal from the Andalusian side. 

Lenglet becomes Barcelona’s second major signing of the summer, after Arthur arrived from Gremio for €40m on Monday. 

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