Tottenham Hotspur: O’Rourke drops claim on Depay rumours

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Tottenham Hotspur “will be keeping an eye on” Memphis Depay’s situation at Barcelona, with the club potentially looking to add to their attacking options this summer.

That is according to Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This is Futbol about Spurs’ transfer plans this summer, with the Premier League kick-off approaching in August. 

According to Sport in Spain, Spurs are reportedly interested in adding Depay to their attacking ranks this summer, with the 28-year-old’s current club Barcelona set to receive £17m for the Dutchman’s services.

Fabrizio Romano believes that Barcelona head coach Xavi is “counting on” the 80-time Netherlands international, should he decide to stay at the Camp Nou this summer.

However, the same tweet says that if he does not want to stay, the Catalan giants are “flexible on ‘low’ transfer conditions”.

And O’Rourke believes that Antonio Conte and Spurs will be keeping a close eye on how the Depay situation develops. 

He said: “I’m sure if Depay hasn’t moved between now and the end of the window, it’s something that Spurs, I’m sure, will be keeping an eye on.

“They are looking to add to their attacking options; maybe there’s other priorities right now in this squad that they’re looking at before they bring in another attacker.”

TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…

Interestingly, his Barcelona teammate Riqui Puig described him as ‘one of the best’.

We believe that Tottenham are not desperate for attacking additions this summer, especially after the £60m arrival of Richarlison, aligned with some of Spurs’ top attacking options in Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Dejan Kulusevski, and therefore think that the club’s money would be better spent elsewhere.

Depay’s record is fairly decent, having scored 13 goals and provided two assists in 38 games for the La Liga club last season, but we are unsure whether he would be able to offer Spurs anything that they don’t already have.

Therefore, there may be no need for Daniel Levy to spend £17m of Tottenham’s budget on a player who the club simply don’t need.

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