Pundit Kevin Campbell has been reacting to Tottenham’s reported offer for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Depay offer
Spurs are already making preparations for Antonio Conte’s first full season in charge, with attacking reinforcements seemingly high on the Italian’s radar.
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Journalist Gerard Romero, via Twitch, revealed earlier this week that Tottenham have made a formal offer for Depay ahead of the summer transfer window.
Foot Mercato have also backed up those claims, suggesting a pre-summer offer has been submitted, with Barcelona now tempted to accept due to the financial situation at the Nou Camp.
The Latest: Campbell’s comments
Campbell, who contributes for Sky Sports, was buzzing at the possibility of Depay moving to north London, describing the Dutch striker as ‘brilliant’ and labelled a possible deal as ‘very good’.
Talking to FI, Campbell said:
“That’d be a very good signing.
“He’s a brilliant player. Obviously, it didn’t quite work out for him before at Man United.
“He’s had a decent spell at Barca but maybe is falling down that pecking order with Aubameyang coming in and with the way Xavi wants to play. He doesn’t really fit.
“Memphis Depay won’t want to come to be an understudy to Kane or Son. He will be coming to play.
“So Conte needs to find a way to fit those three in, and then decide what that means for the likes of Kulusevski and Moura.”
The Verdict: Shrewd move?
Depay has found it hard to get back into Xavi Hernandez’s side since his return from injury, with former Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang appearing to be the main man for the Catalan giants in attack.
However, Depay has been in fine form this season prior to his hamstring and achilles issues, contributing to 12 La Liga goals in 19 games, playing as a centre-forward and on the left, so it could turn out to be a shrewd move by Spurs officials.
He is still just 28 years of age, and due to Barca’s financial situation, you’d expect a cut-price move could be on the cards, so this seems like one to keep a close eye on over the coming months.
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