Tottenham: Romano reveals major decision on £230k-a-week target at Hotspur Way

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Tottenham are yet to bid for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

Reports have emerged that Spurs are interested in offering the Netherlands international a Premier League lifeline, although Romano doesn’t believe the north London outfit have made an offer.

What’s the latest news involving Depay?

According to Sport, Tottenham are keen on signing the £230,000 per-week star after making initial contact when negotiations were underway with Barcelona for loan signing Clement Lenglet.

But the report from the Spanish outlet claims that while Antonio Conte’s charges would be keen on a £17m deal for Depay, it falls short of the La Liga outfit’s £20m asking price.

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Depay joined Barca from Lyon last summer, but he only signed a two-year contract, meaning he’s already entered the final 12 months of his deal.

Albeit in a disappointing campaign on a personal level, Depay still played almost 2,500 minutes last season, although his game-time could reduce significantly next term following the recent arrivals of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.

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Despite his potential uncertain situation at the Nou Camp, Romano has revealed that Tottenham are yet to officially launch an offer for the 28-year-old’s services.

What did Romano say about Depay?

When asked for an update on the Dutchman, he told GIVEMESPORT: “For Depay, at the moment, I’m told there has been no bid from Tottenham.”

Do Tottenham need Depay?

The arrival of Richarlison means that Conte now has five forward players at his disposal, which sounds a lot, although it doesn’t match up with the Italian’s demands of having two in every position.

Regardless, like we’ve already seen in pre-season, the Brazilian is likely to provide competition and cover both out wide and up front.

Therefore, while a sixth attacking player wouldn’t go amiss, it’s not exactly a priority position for Conte heading into the final six weeks of the window.

With Tottenham potentially one short at the back if Joe Rodon and Japhet Tanganga both leave, another centre back should be higher up on the club’s shopping list, as should a creative player, with Conte still keen on adding another string to his bow ahead of the new season.

If Depay becomes available for a reasonable price, it’s an avenue Spurs could potentially explore, but he’s far from needed.

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