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FC Barcelona has paid the buy out clause for Clément Lenglet who is now no longer a Sevilla FC player. The clause’s value is 35.9 million euros.
The player will sign a contract with the Club for the next five seasons until 30 June 2023, with a buy out clause valued at 300 million euros.
Below we set out the agenda for Clément Lenglet’s presentation as a new first team player:
Thursday, 12 July (all times CET)
- At 8.00pm, photo session at the Barçs Shop at Camp Nou (floor -1).
Friday, 13 July
- At 12.45pm, signing of the contract at the President Suñol suite in a private event.
- At 1.15pm, official presentation in the Main Stand at Camp Nou.
- At 1.45pm, photo session at Camp Nou on the pitch.
- At 2.15pm, press conference at the Auditori 1899 at Camp Nou.
Strength and elegance for the Barça defence
Born on June 17, 1995 in Beauvais, France, Clément Lenglet is one of the most promising defenders on the planet. With ten appearances for the French national team and a height of 186 cm (6 ft 1 in), Lenglet arrives at Barça after success in Seville, where led the defense with elegance and determination.
Lenglet, who is left-footed, stands out for his good touch and his combination of strength, intelligence, and, above all, ball skills. This last quality will surely help him on team like Barça, on which play is defined from the very first touch of the goalkeeper. Very intelligent tactically, Lenglet is also a defender who creates scoring chances on set pieces, as he has shown in his season and a half in La Liga with Sevilla.
Thus, the Frenchman is joining a Barça defense which already includes experienced players like Gerard Piqué, Samuel Umtiti, Thomas Vermaelen and Yerri Mina, who will surely help Lenglet grow, thus completing a spectacular defense under the orders of Ernesto Valverde
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