Journalist Ben Jacobs has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have enquired about a potential move for Memphis Depay this summer – but it appears they would have to convince the Dutchman to return to English football.
Depay signed for Barcelona at the start of last season and had a mixed season in his first campaign at the club, making 38 appearances in all competitions whilst scoring 13 goals and chipping in with two assists, although six of those appearances were in the Champions League where he failed to score.
Despite the Dutch forward only signing for Barcelona at the start of last season, Jacobs spoke to GiveMeSport and claimed that Spurs have enquired about him over a potential move to the club this summer, but after his time with Manchester United in the past, he did not seem too keen on returning to England.
He said: “Tottenham have enquired already this window and been told he isn’t too keen on a move back to the Premier League.”
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TIF Thoughts on Jacobs’ comments…
Spurs have already made a number of summer signings, including Richarlison from Everton for a fee in the region of £60m, so Antonio Conte might not be too keen now to bolster his attacking options any further, as he now has an abundance of options in the final third to choose from, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison as the main threats.
It might have come as a bit of a surprise for Spurs to be interested in Depay this summer, as he netted just seven times for Manchester United in 53 appearances in all competitions, which could back up Jacobs’ point as to why he might not have been keen on a move back to England.
He did enjoy a renaissance following his move to Lyon, though you can see why he may have doubts over moving once more, particularly as he is yet to prove himself in Barcelona colours.