Aston Villa have expressed satisfaction with Barcelona loanee Clement Lenglet, following his contributions so far, despite limited playing time.
Lenglet who joined Villa on a season-long loan during the summer transfer window, has not featured in a single Premier League match, making only four appearances in the Europa Conference League.
While Villa officials are reportedly pleased with Lenglet’s performances, a permanent transfer seems “very unlikely.”
Barcelona had hoped for a permanent deal but faced challenges finding a buyer for the out-of-favour defender.
The presence of Pau Torres and Tyrone Mings as left-sided center-back options for next season, reduces the chances of Lenglet securing a permanent move to Villa, as the club seem content with their current defensive choices.
Football Espana alleged that Barcelona want to also recall the player in January, but Villa are keen on retaining the player for the duration of the loan.