‘Low ranked English club’? Spurs ‘ask’ Barcelona about signing €20m Man Utd flop

Date published: Monday 4th July 2022 11:09 - Will Ford

Reported Arsenal and West Ham target Memphis Depay celebrates his goal

Tottenham have reportedly ‘asked’ Barcelona about signing Memphis Depay this summer.

The former Manchester United forward is said to have been brought up in dicussions over Spurs’ deal for Clement Lenglet.

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Lenglet has joined Antonio Conte’s side in a season-long loan, which includes a purchase option of just over €10m.

And Sport (via Sport Witness) claim that Spurs ‘asked’ about Depay in those talks, with their interest in the 28-year-old ‘going back several months’.

The news comes after it was reported over the weekend that a ‘low ranked’ club in England have put an offer on the table for Depay.

Sport claim that the Catalans are willing to sell the Netherlands international if they receive €20m for him.

Depay is said to be aware of this and has told his representatives to seek a new club for him this summer.

The forward’s preference has been to stay at Barcelona, but given they see him as surplus to requirements, he would accept a move to a ‘good level Champions League club’, meaning Spurs are indeed a potential suitor.

Meanwhile, Tottenham have agreed to sell Dutch winger Steven Bergwijn to Ajax for €30million, according to reports.

Bergwijn hit the ground running in north London, scoring on his debut against Manchester City as his side won 2-0.

The 24-year-old has struggled for consistent game time during his Tottenham career and recently expressed his desire to leaveafter a difficult 2021/22 campaign.

After the Netherlands’ victory against Belgium last month, Bergwijn said: “I just need to go play. I want to leave Spurs now, that’s for sure.

“Is it important that my new club plays in the Champions League? That’s not my top priority. It would be nice, but what’s important is that I’m going to play.

“I wasn’t allowed to leave Spurs in the winter and then I didn’t have any problems. But for the last few months, I was hardly looked after there.

“I want to go and play somewhere weekly. It would be nice if there was clarity soon. My situation now has to be different.”

After failing to land him in January, Ajax appear to have got their man, as per De Telegraaf journalist Mike Verweij.

Spurs have accepted a €30m offer and the forward has agreed a five-year contract with the Dutch champions.

An agreement was reached ‘late on Sunday evening’ and the Eredivisie club are eager to get the deal finalised as soon as possible.

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