Barcelona revealed they have completed the signing of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla on a five-year contract.
Barcelona have completed a deal to sign highly rated French defender Clement Lenglet from Sevilla for €35.9million, with the player set to sign a five-year contract.
Lenglet, 23, had long been identified as a target for Barca, with reports linking them with a move for much of the 2017-18 season.
The defender made the switch to Spain in January 2017, leaving Nancy – for whom he was captain – and seamlessly fitting into Jorge Sampaoli’s team.
He becomes the fifth centre-back in Barca’s first-team squad, but Thomas Vermaelen, Samuel Umtiti and Yerry Mina have all been the subjects of transfer speculation.
Lenglet, a former France under-21 international, becomes Barca’s second signing of the summer following confirmation last week that Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo will also join the club this month.
Lenglet’s buy out clause at Barca will be valued at €300m.