Barça look at Sevilla's Lenglet as an alternative to Umtiti

"Barcelona are a great team," Lenglet said of the interest from Catalonia

With Samuel Umtiti's future uncertain, as first revealed by SPORT, due to the defender receiving various offers to leave Barcelona, the Catalan club have been forced to come up with a backup plan. 

One player they like, a lot, is French centre-back Clement Lenglet. The 22-year-old plays for Sevilla and could be a good replacement if Umtiti finally decides to leave Camp Nou this summer. 

Lenglet has been one of the revelations of the season in La Liga and the Champions League, with his performance against Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku winning rave reviews. 

Many big clubs have got on eye on him, with his release clause only 30 million euros, half of what it would cost to sign Umtiti from Barça. 

Sevilla signed Lenglet from Nantes for just seven million euros last January and he has a release clause until 2021. 

In comments to a French agency, Lenglet said of the interest: "Barcelona are a great team, with international players at a very high level. 

"But it's the same here (at Sevilla), too, and I am happy here. We will see what happens in the future, but for now, I am focused on La Liga and the Champions League." 


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