Tottenham ‘are willing to pay £17million for Memphis Depay’ as he’s made available by Barcelona after Robert Lewandowski agreement… but Catalan side ‘want £20million for Dutch international’
- Tottenham are willing to pay £17million for Barcelona star Memphis Depay
- The Dutch international has been deemed surplus to requirements at Nou Camp
- Catalan club have bolstered attack with Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski
- Spurs have contacted the Spanish side over a potential Premier League return
With the Polish forward likely to claim Depay’s No 9 shirt at the Nou Camp, the Dutch international has been placed on the transfer market – and Spurs have already been in contact.
Tottenham are willing to pay £17million for Barcelona star Memphis Depay this summer
Spurs boss Antonio Conte has already made five new signings ahead of the upcoming season
According to SPORT, Antonio Conte’s side made contact to discuss a £17million offer for the 28-year-old – which was just short of Barcelona’s £20million valuation for the striker.
The first approach came for Depay during Spurs’ negotiations for French defender Clement Lenglet – who they have signed on a season-long loan from the Spanish giants.
At the time, Depay was part of Barcelona manager Xavi’s first-team plans however the club have since been active in the summer window and thus changed the situation.
The confirmed signings of Lewandowski and Leeds’ Raphinha this week, as well as the renewal of Ousmane Dembele’s contract, means that Depay would face serious competition for a place up front next year.
The Dutch international scored 13 goals in all competitions during his first year with Barca
Barcelona have confirmed they have agreed a deal in principle to sign Robert Lewandowski
It remains unknown whether Depay would agree on a move to north London – with the Dutch international quite happy in Spain and still having a year left on his current deal.
The Premier League side are looking to make Depay their sixth recruit of the summer already – after the arrivals of Richarlison, Yves Bissouma, Ivan Perisic, Fraser Forster and the aforementioned Lenglet.
The club are also set to complete the signing of Djed Spence from Middlesbrough for £12.5m after he underwent a medical on Friday and did interviews for the club website.
Tottenham are set to seal the £12.5m signing of Djed Spence after he underwent a medical