Official: Lenglet, on loan to Aston Villa without purchase option
Clément Lenglet leaves Barça. It’s official now. It was one of the expected exits, but it has been confirmed on the last day of the market. The French center back will play this season for Aston Villa, with whom he underwent his medical examination a few days ago. The defender, with a contract at the culé entity until June 2026, has handled many and varied offers throughout this summer, but has finally reached an agreement with the English entity coached by Emery and in which Monchi is Sports General Director. In the loan, there is no purchase option.
Lenglet was one of the players ruled out by Xavi for this season. The player, who was already on loan to Tottenham last year, was not part of the plans of the Terrassa coach, who also has Christensen, Araujo, Koundé, Éric García, Iñigo Martínez in the defense axis … Despite the fact that he had no place at Barça, he has handled a good number of offers. Sevilla, Betis, Milan, Tottenham, among others, have been interested in his situation, and he has also been scouted by the Saudi Arabian league.
The defender, who joined the Barça team in the summer of 2018 from Sevilla, has participated in 160 games, across all competitions, with Barça, in which he has scored 7 goals and provided 3 assists. In the early years, he was a starter, but with the arrival of Xavi he lost prominence. He has won a League, a Super Cup and a Copa del Rey.
The player, whose departure helps reduce the salary bill, traveled to England on Wednesday, but until today his new departure from Barça has not been officially confirmed. With Emery, he hopes to have more prominence.