Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille dream of Clement Lenglet

Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille dream of Clement Lenglet

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The former Chile coach wants to bring in the French centre-back

Clement Lenglet is on Barcelona’s exit ramp and the most viable option is a loan without an obligatory buy option, with no transfer offers for him coming in. Lenglet wanted to stay but is seeing he won’t get minutes and he could go back to France for games and the chance to go to the World Cup.

Lenglet could have some Premier League options open, although the team who are in for him most strongly are Olympique Marseille. There’s a good relationship between the two clubs and they are discussing a loan, even though Lenglet’s salary is high. For the French team he would be a luxury acquisition ahead their Champions League campaign.

The French club is coached by Jorge Sampaoli and he had Lenglet as a starter for his Sevilla team. The Argentine recommended Barcelona his signing, in fact.

Lenglet is unsure about going to Marseille because the club has had problems in the past and the fans are particularly strong-willed.