Alejandro Moreno has urged Tottenham to ‘stay away’ from securing the transfer of Barcelona defender, Clement Lenglet, as he told ESPN. 

The ESPN pundit added that Lenglet has ‘regressed’ in the colours of Barcelona and he ‘doesn’t like the match-up at all’ of the centre-back and Tottenham.

Those in north London have been pretty busy this summer, with Yves Bissouma and Richarlison being their paid transfers.

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Well, whilst Lenglet won’t move to Spurs on a permanent deal, it has been suggested that the Champions League side would pay a tad over £4 million in a possible loan move from the Non Camp. 

Nonetheless, with Lenglet seemingly closing in on a possible transfer to Hotspur Way, this is what Moreno had to say about it all. 

“In terms of Lenglet, honestly, if I am Spurs, then I stay away,” said Moreno. “Lenglet has been a player, instead of seeing progression, we have seen regression. We have seen a guy that’s gone backwards. 

“Talking about going backwards, speed is not his strength. I don’t like this match-up at all of Lenglet being exposed in the Premier League, with strikers that have speed to get around and into the channel. 

“If you are playing with a back three, then guess what? Strikers will spin off, get into the channel and he is going to be forced to defend out wide. I don’t like that match-up at all.”

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ANTONIO CONTE COULD GET THE BEST OUT OF LENGLET

If anyone can get the best of the Frenchman, then it’s Antonio Conte, who is known to have that trait as a manager. 

Perhaps he could do the same with Lenglet, but it also needs to be remembered that he would be playing in a back three.

So, from that perspective, he will have extra cover, as well as the thriving Christian Romero, who was one of the best defenders in the Premier League last season, beside him.

And the club’s leader at the back, Eric Dier, who produced his best season in Tottenham colours last term. 

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