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Spurs: Fabrizio Romano reveals Memphis Depay update

A major update has emerged surrounding mooted Tottenham Hotspur target Memphis Depay…

What’s the word?

The north Londoners have been linked with a move for the versatile FC Barcelona forward throughout the summer transfer window but according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Spurs are yet to bid for him.

“For Depay, at the moment, I’m told there has been no bid from Tottenham,” he revealed to GIVEMESPORT.

Do Spurs need Memphis Depay?

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YES!

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Spanish outlet Sport claimed earlier this month that the Lilywhites were willing to pay €17m (£14.5m) for the Dutch international, given he only has one year left to run on his current £158k-per-week deal, but the LaLiga giants want around €20m (£17m).

Bad news for Conte

This will come as gutting news to manager Antonio Conte as he looks to continue to bolster his playing squad for the new Premier League and Champions League campaign.

Spurs have made six solid signings, including the addition of Richarlison from Everton, so the former Lyon gem isn’t a signing that they necessarily need right now but his ability to play anywhere across the frontline surely makes him an intriguing target indeed.

With the Premier League side back in Europe, the need for rotation will become paramount as the season wears on and the arrival of Depay could allow Conte the sort of depth that allows him to change up his starting XI without losing quality.

When you drop Harry Kane and Heung-min Son from the lineup, then Spurs are instantly a weaker outfit, though Richarlison solves some of that – but not all.

Once dubbed a “special talent” by Marco van Basten, Depay ended last term as Barca’s top goalscorer, despite losing his starting spot.

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A truly wasted talent...

As per FBref, the Dutchman offers more than just goals as he ranks inside top 1% of forwards across Europe’s ‘big five’ for passes attempted (48.11 per 90), as well as the top 3% for progressive carries (7.37 per 90) and top 6% for progressive passes (3.26 per 90).

On the above evidence, it’s clear to see why Depay would be a great signing for Spurs as he’d add some much-needed depth to Conte’s attack and the fact that they are yet to make their move will surely leave the Italian head coach disappointed.

AND in other news, Romano relays frustrating Harry Kane transfer claim

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