Tottenham Hotspur have made an enquiry regarding a summer move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Uncertain future
The 28-year-old arrived at Camp Nou last summer but already only has one year remaining on his contract with the Spanish giants, and having recently fallen out of favour under Xaxi, he now looks set to part ways with the La Liga outfit whilst they still have the opportunity to cash in.
The Lilywhites, alongside Premier League rivals Arsenal, have both registered an interest in the Dutchman this window, but it’s Spurs’ director of football who has emerged as the one who’s poised to take action.
The Latest: Spurs make Depay enquiry
In an article published by Spanish outlet Sport (via Sport Witness), it’s claimed that ‘after signing Clément Lenglet’, Tottenham have contacted Barca regarding Depay, who already has a ‘foot and a half outside’ the exit door.
The source reports that Fabio Paratici would be in a ‘position to pay’ the €20m (£16.9m) asking price set by the Catalans, but that the chance to join the English side ‘does not seduce’ the player at this current moment in time.
The Verdict: Final third not a priority
Whilst Depay, once dubbed a ‘defender’s nightmare’ by sports journalist Josh Bunting, would be available for a relatively reasonable price, this is a move that Spurs shouldn’t be worrying about given the attacking options already at Antonio Conte’s disposal.
The Italian has the outstanding strike partnership of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, not to mention Dejan Kulusevski’s explosive debut season, and now he’s got the new addition of Richarlison in the final third too.
The likes of Lucas Moura and Bryan Gil are also still on the periphery of the action, which gives the boss plenty of squad depth should he need to rely on his backups, leaving no real room for Depay to come in and make an instant impact on the starting XI.
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