THE CENTRAL, CLOSE TO LEAVING
A former Lenglet coach anticipates the central defender's future at Barça
Published:21/06/2022 - 00:17h
Updated:21/06/2022 - 00:17h
Pierre Mankowski, former French Under-21 coach, spoke with 'Le Parisien' about the future of Clément Lenglet at FC Barcelona. For the French coach, "the defender will not hesitate to leave if the club asks him to"
The days of Clément Lenglet in the FC Barcelona seem to be explained. The imminent arrival of Andreas Christenten and the insistence of Xavi Hernández in fichar to another central (Jules Koundé and Kalidou Koulibaly, the options) leave to the of Beauvais without place in the staff, a situation in front of which Pierre Mankowski, ex seleccionador French Sub-21, has clear what the defender will do if the club demands him go out for the 2022-23.
"Clément is a very reflexive and sober boy. Always it analyses very well the situations. If it darse that the door is closed in the Barça, will not doubt in changing for going to a club of lower category", said Mankowski in an interview with 'Him Parisien'. Besides, it added that the priority of the player aims to recover the confidence in a team that guarantee him play with regularity.
"It would be good in Tie it 1. In England the game goes very fast and is more physical. The game of the French championship corresponds more to his style", explained the ex trainer of inferior categories of France. For Lenglet, is urgent to go back to be headline in a club to try convince to Didier Deschamps to summon him to the Mundail of Catar. The player of 27 years formed part of the plantel that contested the Euro 2020, playing the first time of the party of eighth of final in front of Switzerland.
In the 2021-22, the central saw action in 1.235 minutes (27 parties), the majority of them in LaLiga, where added an assistance in the party of the day 18 in front of the Elche (victory 3-2). However, his possibilities to play in the 2022-23 are few. Xavi already left clear to Gerard Hammered that it does not have he for the next season, since his priority is to renew the saga. In this sense, the future of Lenglet in the Barça seems sentenced.
The future of Lenglet, between England and France
With agreement until June of 2026, the defender could go out by a near value to the 10 million euros, 26 'kilos' less than what the Barça paid by him to the Seville in July of 2018. The Tottenham is one of the clubs interested in ficharle, but no in property but in quality of yielded, an option that does not convince to the directive. In France, the Olympique of Marseilles also has showed interest, although for the moment they have not trascended formal offers. The true is that, except surprise, the central will facilitate the things for his exit, unlike other players with which the club medita the option to give them letter of freedom.