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Barcelona’s Clément Lenglet close to joining Saudi club

Al Nassr seems to be the likely destination

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Clément Lenglet is likely to join Al Nassr, a club in Saudi Arabia, throwing a lifeline to FC Barcelona, who were not happy to keep him. That is according to The Athletic.

The defender spent last season on loan to Tottenham Hotspur, and while he had a decent spell, the English club was not willing to pay what the Catalans demanded.

Barcelona are risking being stuck with Lenglet and his massive contract if they did not agree to sell him cheaply. He was not registered by Barcelona and was not making appearances even in preseason.

The Saudi offer then, could be a big relief if it means Barcelona are able to sell the player for a reasonable price.

He will join other players who have made the move from Europe to Al Nassr including Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mané, Alex Telles and Seko Fofana.

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