According to Foot Mercato, there has been a pretty significant update on Tottenham Hotspur’s chances of signing Barcelona forward Memphis Depay.
The Lowdown: Conte makes demand…
Antonio Conte has again hinted he could leave Tottenham if chairman Daniel Levy and managing director Fabio Paratici fail to match his ambition.
Spurs’ summer transfer window, as a result, could prove a crucial factor in convincing the Italian to remain in north London and not to activate his alleged contract clause which would allow him to leave this season.
A forward is said to be on Conte’s agenda with a pretty big update coming to light on their links to Depay.
The Latest: French news source makes big claim…
According to Foot Mercato, sharing an update on Spurs’ pursuit of the former Man United winger, the Lilywhites have indeed submitted a pre-summer offer to sign Depay.
They expand on this, though, with Barca now ‘tempted to accept’ the bid from Levy and co – mainly because the Catalans’ payroll is ‘already in the red’ and the Camp Nou giants simply have to sell this summer.
They even describe Tottenham’s offer for Depay as ‘good news’ with president Joan Laporta seemingly looking for any means of profit.
The Verdict: Big claim…
The £168,000-per-week star has continued his fine form since leaving Lyon as a free agent last summer.
Depay, racking up ten goals and two assists in just 15 La Liga starts so far over 2021/2022, ranks among Barca’s top three domestic performers this season based off average match rating (WhoScored).
Xavi’s most potent threat, the 28-year-old’s record of goals and assists combined is more than double that of Barcelona’s second-best duo Luuk de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in that regard (both on 5G, 0A).
Lauded as a ‘phenomenal all-round forward’ by tactical analyst and BBC Sport writer Premier League Panel (Twitter), Depay would certainly upgrade Conte’s options at Spurs.
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