Previous
Rapid Vienna
Spartak Moscow
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Villarreal
Rangers
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Lazio
Apollon Limassol
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Marseille
Eintracht Frankfurt
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Besiktas
Sarpsborg FK
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Racing Genk
Malmo FF
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Akhisar Belediyespor
Krasnodar
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Sevilla FC
Standard Liege
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Dynamo Kiev
FC Astana
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Stade Rennes
Jablonec
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
PAOK Salonika
Chelsea
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
Vidi
BATE Borisov
4:55 PM UTC
Game Details
AEK Larnaca
FC Zürich
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Ludogorets Razgrad
Bayer Leverkusen
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Celtic
Rosenborg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Salzburg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Copenhagen
Zenit St Petersburg
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Slavia Prague
Bordeaux
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Dinamo Zagreb
Fenerbahce
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
FC Spartak Trnava
Anderlecht
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Arsenal
Vorskla
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Sporting CP
FK Qarabag
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
F91 Dudelange
AC Milan
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Olympiakos
Real Betis
7:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Next

Barcelona announce Clement Lenglet signing from Sevilla

Barcelona have completed the signing of Sevilla's Clement Lenglet after the defender deposited his €35.9 million release clause with the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday.

Lenglet, 23, agreed personal terms on a five-year deal with Barca last week before telling Sevilla of his intention to join the La Liga champions. 

Barca believed that would pave the way for negotiations with Sevilla -- instead of paying the buyout clause, they were hopeful of striking a deal which would have seen them pay more but with the fee spread across a number of instalments.

However, Sevilla were unequivocal in their stance and both president Jose Castro and director of football Joaquin Caparros said there would be no deal with the Catalan club. 

That meant Lenglet had to exercise his release clause, paying €35.9m to buy himself out of his contract and free himself up to move to Camp Nou.

Lenglet, a former France under-21 international, becomes Barca's second signing of the summer following confirmation last week that Gremio midfielder Arthur Melo will also join the club this month. 

After joining Sevilla from Nantes for €3.5m in January of 2017, Lenglet impressed in La Liga and the Champions League last season, his first full season in Spanish football.

Manchester United were also credited with an interest in the defender but Barca's long-standing interest and the efforts of previous sporting director Robert Fernandez helped swing the deal in the Blaugrana's favour. The deal with Barcelona also includes a €300m release clause.

Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique are likely to remain as Ernesto Valverde's first choice centre-back pairing but Lenglet arrives to put pressure on the duo.

Barca also currently have Thomas Vermaelen and Yerry Mina vying for a place in the middle of the defence, although one of them is likely to leave before the transfer window closes.

Mina's the favourite to be allowed to go -- be that on loan or permanently with a buy-back option -- but Paulinho's return to China means Barca no longer need to free up a non-EU spot in the squad.

Three goals in three games capped an impressive World Cup for Colombia's Mina, who will have no shortage of takers if Barca decide to sell this summer.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.