According to Fabrizio Romano on The Here We Go Podcast, even though there is no buy option in the loan agreement between Barcelona and Tottenham for Clement Lenglet, the two clubs have verbally agreed to discuss a permanent transfer option in the summer.
Having fallen out of favour at Barcelona over the past season, Lenglet finally secured an exit from Spotify Camp Nou in the summer, joining Tottenham Hotspur on a season-long loan.
The 27-year-old has joined the Lilywhites on a loan deal for a year and recently confirmed that there was no option for Spurs to make the move permanent at the end of the season.
However, Romano has now claimed that even though there is no option to buy in the summer, the two clubs have a verbal agreement to discuss a permanent transfer for Lenglet when the season is over.
Since joining the Premier League outfit in the summer, Lenglet has featured eight times in all competitions, totalling up to 577 minutes, and has even registered an assist. However, his performances have not always been the most convincing.
So, it will certainly be interesting to see whether Tottenham do show any interest in signing the 27-year-old French international on a permanent deal.
Barcelona, for their part, will be hoping to get rid of him permanently. His contract with the club runs until 2026 and having him back at the club would be a burden on the wage bill for the Catalan giants, especially considering that they are trying to shave off their salary mass.
After joining from Sevilla in 2017, Lenglet enjoyed a couple of impressive seasons at Spotify Camp Nou. However, the French ace saw his stock fall rapidly over the past couple of campaigns. He has made 160 appearances for the Barcelona, scoring seven goals in the process.