Report: Tottenham and Arsenal told they can now sign another 'world-class' attacking player for just £21m
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Report: Tottenham and Arsenal told they can now sign another 'world-class' attacking player for just £21m

Tottenham and Arsenal can now make a move to sign Memphis Depay from Barcelona for just £21m, should they wish to follow up on interest.

A report from Sport this weekend has claimed that Barca are now open to selling Depay for just £21m. That is a decrease in the original value the Spanish side held for the Dutchman originally. Of course, Barca are scrambling for funds to try and sign Raphinha from Leeds.

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Depay, who has already played in England with Manchester United, has attracted attention in the last few weeks from both Arsenal and Tottenham. Reports had claimed just a few weeks ago that Arsenal were interested in signing Depay, while Tottenham are also said to have considered Depay as a replacement for his Netherlands teammate, Steven Bergwijn.

Depay hasn’t quite hit the heights expected of him in Barcelona. After playing a starring role for Lyon over a number of seasons, the Dutchman has scored just 13 times since his move to La Liga. However, he is a proven commodity at international level, averaging a goal every two games for Holland.

At £21m, both Spurs and Arsenal might be tempted to step up their interest, despite a number of big signings already.

TBR’s View: Memphis Depay Has A Point To Prove In England

Depay’s spell at Old Trafford was miserable really. And that could be a motivational factor for the Dutchman to make a return to the Premier League.

Since leaving United, he’s shown how good he can be and while his time in Barca hasn’t quite been what some might have expected, he is still a class act. At 28, now is as good as a time as any to make that return to England, should Depay wish to do so.

Tottenham and Arsenal both want deep squads for this season, and Depay would be a smart and bargain option.

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