New Barcelona recruit Clement Lenglet has admitted that he would fancy working together with Adrien Rabiot at the Camp Nou. The France international has been linked with a potential move away from Paris Saint-Germain this summer after being frustrated with his national team snub for the summer World Cup.
Speaking to reporters, Lenglet admitted Barcelona were always his first-choice despite him receiving interest from a number of Premier League clubs including Manchester United, he said: “I chose Barcelona because, for me, they’re the biggest club [in the world] and they play in Spain, which is the best league in the world. I want to win trophies and I think I am at the best possible club to do that.
Meanwhile, when asked about the prospect of working with Rabiot, Lenglet replied in the affirmative with the pair sharing a close relationship with one another, he added: “Of course. He’s a really good player and Barca always want the best players in the world – and ambitious young players always want to grow and win titles.”
Barcelona have most-recently acquired the signature of Arthur from Gremio to strengthen their midfield but there could be further addition in the coming weeks, considering both Andres Iniesta and Paulinho have left the club in recent months due to the different kind of situations bestowed upon them.
Iniesta had only recently penned a lifetime contract with the Blaugrana but he nevertheless decided to end his long-term association after he received a lucrative offer from Japanese side Vissel Kobe. Meanwhile, no reasons have been given for Paulinho’s return to Guangzhou Evergrande but reports suggest that the Brazilian may have been sacrificed with just three non-EU players permitted at a club as per La Liga rules. Philippe Coutinho, Yerry Mina and Arthur are presently the players occupying the slots.