“Aston Villa are pleased to announce the loan of French international Clément Lenglet. The central defender joins Villa from Barcelona and returns to the Premier League after spending last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspur.. Returning from his loan with Spurs this summer and courted in France, but especially in England, Clément Lenglet, strategically with the Culers, finally decided to join the Villans on September 1. Yes, but finding a photo of the French international (15 caps, 1 goal) with the jersey of the current 5th in the Premier League is proving very complicated today. And for good reason…
Almost uncontested holder under the orders of Antonio Conte, during the previous exercise, the 1m86 left-hander, in the sights of Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago, is today struggling to find a place in the squad. ‘ Unaï Emery. Worse still, the former defense of Sevilla FC and AS Nancy Lorraine did not set foot on the Premier League pitches twice. Relegated to the bench during the five matches in which he was available, he ultimately only played two small Conference League matches since his arrival in Birmingham. A record far too meager for someone who hoped to continue a second full year in His Majesty’s Kingdom.
A return to Barça as a whole is inevitable!
Relegated to the hierarchy, Clément Lenglet thus sees Pau Torres, recruited for 45 million euros this time, Ezri Konsa and Diego Carlos follow one tenure. In the absence of the former FC Nantes defense against Crystal Palace, Chelsea at Brighton, Unai Emery did not change his plans, leaving the native of Beauvais on the sidelines. A delicate situation which underlies the raison d’être of these two participants in Euro 2024, organized on June 14 and July 14. Shunned by Didier Deschamps in November 2021, Clément Lenglet also gave a good face to immense competition for the position (Dayot Upamecano, Ibrahima Konaté, Lucas Hernandez, William Saliba, Axel Disasi…).
With almost non-existent playing time under his new colors, his chances of regaining the tricolor jersey therefore seem, today, more than compromised. It now remains to be seen whether the former Paris Saint-Germain technician decides to offer him more playing time in the weeks to come. This is the first element of response received after receiving the hammer, and which returns to the catalog of the next ensemble, for the audience, inevitable. To the great misfortune of the Blaugranas, who were ready to do anything to part with it…
Pub. THE 10/21/2023 4:45 p.m.
Update 10/22/2023 03:52