Why Memphis Depay to Tottenham Hotspur would be a perfect move
According to the Express, Tottenham have been credited with an interest in signing Lyon and Dutch star Memphis Depay.
Spurs are readying a £50m swoop for the in-form Lyon forward, but also fear that Manchester United may snatch him away as they have a buy-back agreement with Lyon.
With his clinical performances, Depay has been one of the best in Ligue 1 unlike his nightmarish spell at Manchester United.
Depay found it difficult to be effective during his first spell in England. In his 53 games for the Red Devils, he scored a paltry 7 goals. At the age of 21, he seemed to make an early move to England and could not cope with the pace of the league.
Depay looked completely raw and could not settle quickly without prior exposure to play at a tougher level. His move to Lyon in the summer of 2017 proved to be life-changing and he now looks like a finished article.
In over 100 games for the French outfit, he has scored 50 times and provided 42 assists for them. Depay’s fortunes have turned and now he seems capable of playing according to the rhythm of the Premier League.
Suffice to say, Pochettino has just four options in the attack and he seriously lacks a quality back-up. To end their frustration, Memphis Depay can be the perfect solution.
The Dutchman has put all the disappointments of his bad spell at Manchester United behind and has resurrected his career. The flop tag he carried seems to have vanished once for all.
A natural left-winger, Depay can also play both as a centre-forward and as an attacking midfielder. His versatility has been proven since his time at Lyon, making him one of the most deadly attackers in Europe at the moment.
Meanwhile at Tottenham, Pochettino has only four options to lead their attack in Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela. The addition of Memphis Depay to this not-so-powerful attack can prove to be deadly and vital.
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Injuries have been the main setback for Pochettino and he finds it difficult to maintain a particular starting line-up for a spell of games. Depay could surely add strength to a squad which has gone down in spirit.
To regain top form, just like they did last year by reaching the finals of the Champions League, Tottenham would have to put in a battle to secure the services of Memphis Depay when the January transfer window opens.
Depay, who is in red hot form for both club and country, can also benefit if he chooses to have a second spell in England and revive his status as a star.