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French defender Lenglet signs for Barcelona

AFP  |  Madrid 

French defender will join up with compatriots and at in a transfer from rivals worth 35.9 million euros ($42 million), the club said today.

The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with a buyout clause valued at 300 million euros, it added.

"With... a height of 186 cm (6 ft 1 in), 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 admitting earlier this year his French defender had the talent to play for a club like

initially signed the French in January 2017 from Nancy on a four-year deal.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 20:05 IST
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