CM: Barcelona defender wants to leave Aston Villa – Milan in talks over January deal

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are evaluating various options to help the defensive department out in the January transfer window and Clement Lenglet is on the list, according to a report.

According to, Lenglet wants to leave Aston Villa because he is not finding much playing time under Unai Emery. He has zero appearances in the Premier League and five in the Conference League.

The good relations that exist between the Rossoneri management and the Wassermann agency – which looks after the interests of the French centre-back – could favour the success of the operation.

Lenglet will almost certainly return to Barcelona in January, ending his experience at Aston Villa a few months early, and then he will leave again. Milan, given the difficulties in signing Jakub Kiwior from Arsenal, could try a loan with option to buy deal.

The obstacle to the success of the negotiation is represented by the high salary of the player who receives around €6m net per season. The contacts with Wassermann are with the aim of trying to convince Barcelona to pay a share of his salary, and then discuss a new agreement at the end of the season.

Milan however, must guard against competition from Napoli who are also keen on signing Lenglet, as reported by il Mattino.

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  1. Let him come, if we could turn Kjaer into a top defender after rotting on Sevilla and Atalanta benches then we can definitely do that with Lenglet, he’s way more talented than Kjaer.

    1. He earns £7,800,000 a year at Aston Villa, i simply cant see how we can or should entertain such and exorbitant salary for him. You might like Lenglet better than Kjær but at least he comes far cheaper and has proven to be an asset for the club even though he has also been mared with inuries in the recent year.

    2. He is not better than Kjaer lol. Kjaer was one of our best transfers in the last decade. Langlet won’t be a good investment financially, like he earns 4 times what Kjaer is earning. He is not a leader like Kjaer.

      1. We got Kjaer as a backup for the disastrous pairing of Mussachio and Romagnoli or have you forgotten? He was brought in in January on loan, after his disastrous spell at Atalanta where Gasperini deemed him not worthy and returned to Sevilla. History is history buddy, he was a bench player and became better under Pioli, and established himself. The point isn’t that he’s good now it’s that he wasn’t that great at his 2 previous times at other clubs. He’s been great for us, but the point is Lenglet could have the same career resurgence. Just like Tomori who was deemed as not good enough for Chelsea, same goes for Theo at Madrid. Lenglet is in fact the reason why Kjaer ended up rotting on the bench at Sevilla, he lost his place in the side to Lenglet.

        1. That is such a lie. Kjaer came to sevilla 17/18 l, cr*plet left sevilla 18/19. If he did lose a spot it was to kounde in 19/20 but he left already for atalanta so you can’t say ye lost his spot…

          History is History and he was always a good defender and Lenglet is just not. Better we play simic than sign that log

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