Barcelona signed the superstar over the summer but it has been revealed that he had other offers before the La Liga giants came chasing after his signature.
The La Liga giants needed reinforcement over summer and they spent heavily, bringing in five players to boost their race for a treble. Not only that manager Ernesto Valverde wants to bring in the Champions League crown to add to retaining their La Liga this season, but one new signing has revealed that he turned down Juventus before deciding to join Camp Nou.
In an interview, Clement Lenglet went on to reveal how Juventus made an approach for him even before he joined Sevilla. “I was at Nancy and I had played only three months in the second division of France when Juventus came to sign me for themselves. However, I was 18 years old and behind me, I had only a few months played as a professional,” revealed Lenglet. “With the defence that Juventus had at that point, I could not play and progress, it was not a good time to leave my club. At this moment, I am very happy about this decision, because I eventually arrived at a very large club.”
The 23-year-old joined Barcelona over the summer after the Catalan giants paid out his release clause worth 35 million. However, while the Frenchman has struggled so far to make an impact at Barcelona, injuries to Samuel Umtiti and Thomas Vermaelen have given Lenglet a chance to show why Barcelona brought him over.
So far both him and Gerard Pique have struggled to combine well together but the win over Real Madrid, Inter Milan and even the draw against the Serie A side showed that slowly, the two stars are coming together to form a good defensive wall. But the 23-year-old needs to improve even further if he wants to do really well for Barcelona
It looks like at least so far, that Clement Lenglet has made a great choice joining Barcelona but the question for the Frenchman to answer is can he keep his place once Samuel Umtiti returns from injury? If he does, the Barcelona have a defensive pairing that will last them atleast the next seven years.