French defender Clement Lenglet will join up with compatriots Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique at Barcelona in a transfer from La Liga rivals Sevilla worth €35.9 million ($42 million), the club said Thursday.
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with a buyout clause valued at €300 million, it added. “With... a height of 186 cm, Lenglet arrives at Barca after success in Seville, where he led the defence with elegance and determination,” the club said.
Lenglet has been one of Sevilla’s stand-out players this season, with then coach Vincenzo Montella admitting earlier this year his French defender had the talent to play for a club like Barcelona. Sevilla initially signed the French player in January 2017 from Nancy on a four-year deal.