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Barcelona willing to sell 10-goal Tottenham playmaker target with Levy offer already on the table

Barcelona pair Memphis Depay and Ronald Araujo

Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell Tottenham target Memphis Depay in the summer transfer window, as rumours grow of a deal close to being completed.

A report from Sport claims that the Catalan giants are willing to let the Holland playmaker move on at the end of the season, due to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s goalscoring form since his arrival in January.

Aubameyang was released by Arsenal at the turn of the year and able to move to Barca on a free. Since then the Gabon international has notched an impressive nine times in 11 games.

Sport adds that the form of the former Gunners frontman means the LaLiga side are now willing to cash in on Depay.

The 28-year-old was signed on a free transfer in the summer of 2021 from Lyon, after his failed Manchester United spell.

During his time at Old Trafford he scored just seven times in 53 games. That was after United splashed out £25million in 2015 to secure his signature.

But after resurrecting his career in France and then heading to Spain, journalist Gerard Romero claimed earlier this month that Tottenham have already made an offer for the attacker.

That gives Spurs an easier route to signing the player, given Barcelona’s decision to now sell.

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It’s currently unclear how much Barca will want in terms of a fee for Depay. However, the report adds that any fee is unlikely to match the £25m they splashed out on the forward.

Depay has scored 10 goals and provided two assists in 20 LaLiga appearances so far this season.

Depay’s role at Tottenham unclear

However, where he fits into Tottenham’s attack remains a question that needs answering.

The north London club are hopeful that Antonio Conte will convince talisman Harry Kane to stay.

The 28-year-old wanted out all last summer and struggled for form at the start of the season. However, Conte’s arrival has seen the prolific marksman get back to his best. And if Spurs can secure Champions League football for next term then they should be able to keep the player.

There is also growing thought that loan signing Dejan Kulusevski could play in a No.10 role next season. Depay, himself, is also able to fill that position – which would give Tottenham a new creative dimension.

All that remains now is for Daniel Levy to hope that the offer already on the table to Barca is enough to convince them to sell.

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