Barcelona has made its intentions clear. Two players who are not in the plans – Lenglet and Dest – are expected to leave, while a sale in offensive positions would also be beneficial. The first player to potentially depart is Clement Lenglet. A summit is scheduled for tomorrow to discuss his transfer to Al Nasr Saudi Club, following the disappointment of European options, according to Sport.
Lenglet is aware that his future lies away from Barcelona. The club has not registered him, nor will they, unless strictly necessary. The player returned to preseason training already knowing the intentions of the Blaugrana and his desire was to continue at Tottenham. Unless there is an unexpected turn of events, the operation towards the Premier League has fallen through as the English club is unwilling to pay a transfer fee while also assuming the player’s wages.
Meanwhile, Al Nasr has been relentless in their pursuit of Lenglet, hoping to convince the player. Barcelona prioritizes this option due to the potential transfer fee, although they are also exploring other imaginative solutions. It remains to be seen if the Frenchman will relent now that many stars have signed for the Saudi league.
Tomorrow’s summit is expected to clarify the situation, and nothing is being ruled out. Barcelona wants to definitively resolve Lenglet’s departure and avoid waiting until the final days of the transfer window to loan him out. At that point, several clubs in Europe would be interested in signing him, assuming his wages for a year.