According to Fichajes.net, Rafael Benitez has asked Everton to sign Clément Lenglet during the summer transfer window.
With the appointment of the Spaniard, the Toffees’ transfer plans have changed, and the new manager wants to reinforce three positions.
A new defender is among them, and the Barcelona centre-back has been named as a target.
The former Liverpool boss is said to have a ‘lot of problems’ in the back four.
The 61-year-old believes Ben Godfrey and Mason Holgate are “too young,” and he needs an established star to partner Michael Keane. As a result, Benitez has formally requested that Lenglet be signed by the Everton board.
The manager wants Everton to exploit the fact that the Frenchman’s asking price isn’t quite so high due to Barca’s financial difficulties, and he’s on Joan Laporta’s ‘discard list.’ According to the study, Lenglet is valued at roughly €20 million.
Benitez is optimistic that Everton will be able to reclaim the best version of Lenglet if they are able to capture his services.
It remains to be seen whether the Toffees will grant Benitez’s wish by signing the Barcelona star, despite the manager’s plea.