Sources: £204,000-week Tottenham star Clement Lenglet to be first out the door
Tottenham are not planning on converting defender Clement Lenglet’s loan into a permanent deal, sources have told Football Insider.
Former boss Antonio Conte was key to luring the 27-year-old to Spurs and his departure in March effectively ended any possibility of the Frenchman staying permanently.
It is believed that Lenglet is likely to be the first to go following the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as the club’s new manager.
His loan expires in June and he is set to return to parent club Barcelona, where Football Insider understands he is paid €12million-a-year – equivalent to £204,000-a-week.
The France international has three years left on his contract at Nou Camp.
Tottenham are unlikely to offer him a deal equivalent to his current salary package in order to keep him at the club.
Lenglet ended the season as a regular in the Spurs team and in total made 24 Premier League starts among 35 appearances across all competitions.
The France international also amassed six starts in the Champions League, including in both legs of the knockout clash against AC Milan that ended Tottenham’s participation in the competition.
Lenglet is vastly experienced in Spanish football after spells at Sevilla and Barcelona and was brought to the London club to bolster their defensive ranks.
Spurs made two January signings, with Arnaut Danjuma and Pedro Porro both joining the club on initial loan deals.
The club are preparing for major changes after announcing the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as their new manager on Tuesday.
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