Lenglet: I was ready to sign for Barcelona

Tottenham comeback against Barcelona in vain as they lose shoot-out

Tottenham comeback against Barcelona in vain as they lose shoot-out

A €40 million (A$63 million) signing from Gremio, 21-year-old Brazilian midfielder Arthur curled a shot past Spurs goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga approaching the half-hour mark at the Rose Bowl.

The Brazilian midfielder shone on his first appearance for the Catalan giants, scoring a fine goal in the International Champions Cup against Tottenham on Saturday. He has the touch of Xavi, the way he touches the ball.

Arsenal was linked with Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele at the beginning of this month and the rumours continued for a while but the hype has reduced ever since the gunners went on their pre-season tour to Singapore but new reports suggest that the North Londoners might have an opportunity to sign the talented forward.

Barcelona have already splashed 118 million euros ahead of the new LaLiga season and head coach Ernesto Valverde says his transfer business is not finished there.

Tottenham comeback against Barcelona in vain as they lose shoot-out

"It's a dream to be here", Arthur said. There were fewer doubts with Lenglet because he's come from La Liga, but we're working on Arthur's [adaption].

Barca's first competitive game of the season will come against Lenglet's former side Sevilla in the Supercopa de Espana, and the defender is confident of lining up. "It was a good display".

Injuries then took a grip of the game for both sides, with Barca losing Denis and Andre Gomes, while Tottenham lost Moussa Sissoko to leave them short in midfield.

"I liked a lot of things about the performance - the way we tried to dominate the game, especially in the first half, and the performances of youth players", Valverde said. There are a lot of matches and we cannot handle them with only eleven players'.

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