Tottenham Hotspur sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on loan, sell Steven Bergwijn to Ajax

Tottenham Hotspur signed Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan from Barcelona, with the defender becoming the fifth addition of the offseason at the north London club.

Tottenham Hotspur sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on loan (Reuters Photo)

Tottenham Hotspur sign Clement Lenglet from Barcelona on loan (Reuters Photo)

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  • Tottenham Hotspur signed France defender Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan
  • Tottenham sold Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn to Ajax
  • Perisic, Forster, Bissouma and Richarlison have completed moves to Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur have signed France central defender Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan from Barcelona. The 27-year-old made 20 league appearances for the LaLiga side last season, mostly off the bench, as they finished second behind champions Real Madrid.

The France center-back, who will fly out for the pre-season tour to South Korea on Saturday, adds more depth to the redeveloped squad under Antonio Conte.

Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster, Yves Bissouma and Richarlison have all completed moves to Tottenham since a fourth-place finish secured a return to the Champions League after two years.

Spurs, who qualified for the Champions League after finishing fourth last season, kick off the new campaign with a home game against Southampton on Aug. 6.

To help fund the squad makeover, Tottenham sold Netherlands winger Steven Bergwijn to Ajax for a fee of 31.25 million euros ($32 million) on Friday. The 24-year-old Bergwijn has scored only four Premier League goals in his two seasons since joining from Dutch club PSV Eindhoven.

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