Report: Liverpool and Barcelona set for summer battle for Sevilla's Clement Lenglet

Sevilla's French defender Clement Lenglet (L) vies with Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match between...

The Sevilla ace is reportedly attracting attention from Liverpool and Barcelona.

Clement Lenglet of Sevilla FC (L) competes for the ball with Emmanuel Adebayor of Istanbul Basaksehir (R) during the UEFA Champions League Qualifying Play-Offs round second leg match...

According to Spanish media outlet Sport, Liverpool are set to battle Barcelona for the signing fo Sevilla ace Clement Lenglet in the summer.

Jürgen Klopp is reportedly keen on adding another top class centre-back to his ranks this summer, having already brought Virgil van Dijk to Anfield, and Lenglet could be just the man for the job.

The 22-year-old has really impressed for Sevilla this season, making 48 appearances in all competitions, and chipping in with four goals - something that highlights his threat from set-pieces.

Sevilla's French defender Clement Lenglet celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group E football match between Sevilla and Spartak Moscow at Sanchez Pizjuan...

The France under-21 international is a smooth operator, and is cool and composed when in possession of the football. Standing at 6ft 1 in tall, he is strong in the air, whilst being relatively quick along the ground as well.

Spanish publication Sport claim that the Premier League side will battle the La Liga club for Lenglet's signature this summer.

Clement Lenglet of Sevilla FC duels for the ball with Roberto Firmino of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Sevilla FC and Liverpool FC at Estadio Ramon...

The defender reportedly has a €30 million (£25.9 million) release clause inserted into his current contract with Sevilla, and that fee would represent an absolute bargain in today's day and age.

The 22-year-old would be an excellent signing for Liverpool, if they do in fact beat Barcelona to his signature, and he would instantly make them a much stronger outfit defensively.

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