It would look like a “no-brainer” for Tottenham Hotspur to sign Barcelona and the Netherlands forward Memphis Depay if he was available on a free transfer in January.
That is according to journalist Pete O’Rourke, who was speaking to This Is Futbol about the latest transfer news from Hotspur Way.
According to 90min reporter Graeme Bailey, Tottenham are looking to sign a forward in the January transfer window, with Depay being one of the options considered.
The subsequent report suggests that the 28-year-old would be happy to return to the Premier League and leave Barcelona, despite earning the reputation as a flop after an unsuccessful stint at Manchester United previously.
And O’Rourke believes that the potential to sign Depay on a free in January will “alert a number of clubs.”
“He’s found himself marginalised at Barcelona this season.
“So, Memphis Depay, I think again, will be using this World Cup with the Netherlands to put himself in the shop window and the potential that he could be available on a free transfer in January, I’m sure will alert a number of clubs.
“If he is available on a free it would look like a no-brainer for Tottenham if they decide to follow up their interest.”
TIF Thoughts on O’Rourke’s comments…
We think that Depay would prove to be a solid addition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if the club were able to snap him up from Barcelona.
Despite only making three appearances for the Catalan giants this season (scoring one goal), the 81-time Netherlands international has proven he can find the back of the net on a relatively frequent basis, scoring 13 goals and providing two assists in 38 appearances for the Nou Camp club last season, according to Transfermarkt.
Therefore, we think that the signing of an experienced goalscorer could only add to Antonio Conte’s attacking ranks this season, especially after weeks of injury issues to their forward players.