OFFICIAL: Barcelona sign Sevilla defender

Barcelona complete £35m signing of Clement Lenglet from Sevilla

Lenglet began his career with Nancy, making 85 appearances from his debut in 2013, and winning the Ligue 2 title in 2015–16. In January 2017, he joined Sevilla for a €5 million fee.

He made his debut for the Andalusians eight days later in a 3–3 home draw with Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Copa del Rey (6–3 aggregate loss). On 15 January he made his league bow against the same opponents in a 2–1 win at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium that ended their 40-match unbeaten run in all competitions. He played 17 of their league fixtures in the second half of the season.

Lenglet has become a key part of the Sevilla defence and made 51 appearances in all competitions this season. He put in an eye-catching display in the club’s impressive UEFA Champions League round-of-16 win over Manchester United.

After signing by Barca, Lenglet would join Gerard Pique, Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen as the club’s defenders for next season. January signing Yerry Mina, who has struggled to make an impression, is likely to depart.