In a surprising turn of events, Aston Villa Football Club has struck a deal with FC Barcelona for a loan move involving French centre-back Clément Lenglet. Set to last until June 2024, the agreement notably excludes an option for a permanent transfer.
Lenglet is no stranger to the Premier League; he made a significant impact last season while on loan at Tottenham Hotspur. During his stint with Spurs, he solidified his role as a key player in the London-based club’s defence, appearing in a total of 35 matches across all competitions.
Before making his way to England, Lenglet had already built an impressive portfolio at FC Barcelona. Since transferring from Sevilla in 2018, he’s tallied 160 appearances in the iconic blaugrana jersey. His tenure at Barça has been studded with accolades, including a La Liga championship (2018/2019), a Copa del Rey title (2020/2021), and a Spanish Super Cup (2018/2019).
Don’t miss out on the journey of this French powerhouse as he takes on a new chapter in his football career. Stay tuned for updates on all the transfers and happenings at Aston Villa and the Premier League.
Who is Clément Lenglet?
Clément Lenglet is a French professional footballer renowned for his role as a centre-back. Born on June 17, 1995, he currently plays for the Premier League club Aston Villa, on loan from Spanish La Liga powerhouse Barcelona. Additionally, he represents the French national team on the international stage.
Lenglet’s professional journey in football began with Nancy, a club where he garnered substantial experience by making 85 appearances and clinching the Ligue 2 championship in the 2015-2016 season. His performance caught the eye of Sevilla FC, leading to his transfer in January 2017 for a €5.4 million fee. During his 18-month tenure at Sevilla, Lenglet appeared in 73 matches and netted 4 goals before taking his career to the next level with a €35 million move to Barcelona.
Internationally, Lenglet debuted for the French national team in 2019 and was part of the squad for the UEFA Euro 2020. A childhood fan of Paris Saint-Germain, Lenglet’s passion for football was nurtured from a young age. His father would often take him to PSG’s training ground, the Camp des Loges, where he was captivated by iconic players such as Ronaldinho and Pauleta.
Notably, Clément isn’t the only athlete in the family; his younger brother Corentin Lenglet is also a professional footballer. Corentin plays as a full-back and was part of the deal that took Clément to Sevilla. He spent a season with Sevilla’s C-team in Spain’s Tercera División.
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