Report: Barcelona ready to drop Spurs target Depay's asking price
Barcelona are aware that they may now need to drop Memphis Depay’s asking price considerably if they hope to offload the Tottenham Hotspur target this summer, according to a report from Sport.
Depay looks set to be in a frustrating season should he stay at Camp Nou. Barca have strengthened up front with the signings of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski. Meanwhile, Ousmane Dembele is sticking around.
And with that, Depay does not feature in Xavi’s plans.
Reports have suggested that Tottenham have made an offer for the 28-year-old. The problem is that Depay is not keen to leave the Catalan giants.
Barca had set an asking price of £17 million for the former Manchester United man. But it seems that they are ready to take drastic action to offload the forward.
Depay thinks that he will eventually regain his place in Xavi’s side. And with that, he is only willing to consider offers from Champions League clubs offering a huge salary, Sport reports.
Obviously, Spurs can offer the Champions League football. But they may have reservations about the terms Depay wants.
Barcelona therefore, are willing to drop their asking price to help Depay find another club quickly.
Tottenham must act as Barcelona prepare to drop Memphis Depay’s asking price
Obviously, Spurs can only do so much. If Depay is determined to stay, Fabio Paratici cannot force a deal through. And Tottenham do not need to break the bank to convince him.
However, if Barca drop their asking price, it makes sense to ask the question once again. Some of the money saved on the transfer fee can be put towards his wages.
A move for Depay has the potential to be a real bargain, particularly with Barcelona clearly determined to move him on.
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