Barcelona sign Sevilla centre back Clement Lenglet

Barcelona have signed Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet for 32m pounds on a 5-year contract after the club met his release clause.

The 23-year-old had long been linked with a move to a bigger club after impressive performances with Sevilla whom he joined from French side Nancy in January 2017, and scored 4 goals in 52 games last season.

Lenglet, who has been capped at all levels of youth football for France but missed out on Didier Deschamps World Cup squad, now has a 265m pounds release clause in his Barcelona contract.

 Barcelona describe Lenglet as “one of the most promising defenders on the planet.”

Lenglet started in both Champions League last-16 ties against Man United last season, as Sevilla reached the quarter-finals.

Barcelona say he “completes a spectacular defence” alongside fellow centre-backs Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen.

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