Tottenham ‘leading the race’ to sign Barcelona striker Depay this summer
According to reports, Tottenham are ‘leading the race’ to sign Barcelona striker Memphis Depay, with several Premier League clubs interested.
The 28-year-old joined the Catalan club last summer after his contract from Lyon expired.
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He has played 29 times this campaign and provided 12 goals for his new team.
After starting Barcelona’s first 16 La Liga appearances before picking up the injury, he has played just 88 minutes in total.
It will be difficult for Depay to return to the Blaugrana’s starting XI with the team thriving under Xavi’s leadership.
Last time out in the league, Barca demolished rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring a brace as the Dutchman came on for the final 19 minutes.
Despite his lack of minutes in 2022, Depay is still Barca’s top scorer this season, with Aubameyang now one goal behind despite playing 17 fewer games.
He only signed a two-year deal when he signed for the La Liga outfit last summer, meaning they could cash in on the Holland international at the end of 2021/22.
It was reported earlier this month that Tottenham ‘made an early move’ to sign Depay this summer.
And Mundo Deportivo (via The boot room) now claim Spurs are ‘top of the list’ of Premier League sides interested in the 28-year-old.
Depay is said to be happy in Catalonia but will ‘study his situation’ with many equally enthusiastic Italian teams.
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace and Southampton are both eyeing summer moves for Tottenham midfielder Harry Winksaccording to reports.
Winks, 26, was initially a regular starter under Antonio Conte but has been benched for three of Spurs’ last four quick league games and the daily star claim that he is not in Conte’s long-term plans.
As a result, Spurs will listen to offers for the Englishman this summer and the report has identified Palace and Southampton as potential suitors.