Tottenham Hotspur have submitted an offer in a bid to bring Memphis Depay to north London in the summer transfer window, write the Footballfancast.
That’s according to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo (via The Express), who claim that Fabio Paratici has now made Barcelona an offer for the 28-year-old, with the LaLiga side currently weighing up Tottenham’s bid.
The report goes on to state that the likes of AC Milan, Juventus, Inter Milan, Napoli and Lyon – as well as several unnamed English clubs – are also considering a move for the centre-forward, while Barcelona are believed to be open to the sale of the Netherlands international in order to help ease their financial difficulties.
While it is true that, following his move to Barcelona last summer, Depay has somewhat struggled for game time at Camp Nou, it is undeniable that the forward would make an exceptional addition to Antonio Conte’s current attacking options.
Indeed, despite starting just 15 LaLiga fixtures this season – making a further five appearances from the bench – the £42m-rated hitman has still bagged ten goals, registered two assists and created five big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.4 shots and making 1.8 key passes per game.
These returns have seen the £158k-per-week dynamo who Marco van Basten dubbed a “special talent” and Leroy Fer claimed “can be as good as Ronaldo” average a quite breathtaking SofaScore match rating of 7.33, ranking him as Xavi’s fifth-best player in the top flight of Spanish football.
As such, should Depay go on to secure a switch to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this summer, and is subsequently able to refind this level of form in the Premier League next term, the potential of the 28-year-old adding to the current 12-goal haul of Harry Kane and the 13 goals of Son Heung-min is sure to be an incredibly frightening prospect for defenders up and down the country.