Clément Langlais is heading to Aston Villa on loan.
Fabrizio Romano, who is well versed in the European football transfer market, announced on social media on Tuesday that “Lange is heading to Villa! A loan deal has been agreed between the clubs and he will leave for Villa later today. The deal that was revealed yesterday is now just a matter of signatures and the player has agreed.” He then added his signature ‘Here we go’, which is effectively a ‘done deal’, confirming the transfer as a foregone conclusion.
Langlais grew up in Nancy and made his debut in the French Ligue 1. Next up was Spain. Since joining Sevilla, he has made a name for himself in the Spanish La Liga and UEFA Champions League (UCL). He was acclaimed as a left-footed center back, a rarity in modern football.
Next up was mega-club Barcelona. He arrived at the Camp Nou in 2018 for a transfer fee of €35.9 million. He was consistently given chances, but the results were disappointing. His buildup ability was still there, but he failed to live up to expectations, making mistakes big and small in every game.
With his playing time plummeting, Langlais spent last season in the English Premier League (EPL) on loan at Tottenham Hotspur. He formed a center-back line with Cristian Romero and Eric Dier, but was unable to keep his club from slumping. In the end, Lange returned to Barcelona without a full transfer.
Now, he’s back in the EPL on loan at Villa. According to Football España, “Villa will be the next club where Langlais will play. He was linked with Sevilla, Olympique Lyonnais and Real Betis, but Villa won the race. It’s a loan deal with an option to buy, and it’s unclear how much of the €15 million-a-year salary will be covered by Villa.” The loan spell at Villa is a chance for Langlais to shake off the disappointment of his loan spell at Tottenham. 토토사이트
Villa, who Lange will join, are led by Unai Emery. They finished seventh in the league last season and qualified for the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL). They are favored to advance after a 5-0 first-leg win over Hibernian. Lange will be an important option for Villa in the EPL, English FA Cup, English Football League Cup (EFL Cup), and UECL.