A blow in the chase for Memphis Depay?

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  1. GarethMcKnight

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    Tottenham have been relatively consistently linked with a summer move for exciting Dutch winger Memphis Depay, who has been lighting up the Eredivisie this season with his shows of skill and lots of goals.

    With Manchester United also said to be keen on the Netherlands international, it is widely accepted that the young star with leave his homeland at the end of the campaign, with a scrap against the Old Trafford club on the cards for his signature.

    In bad news for Spurs, Depay has hinted that a possible move to Manchester is in his thoughts.

    The Manchester Evening News have reported that Depay has favoured a post that linked him with a move to Louis van Gaal’s men on Twitter, before it was taken down not long afterwards.

    The link between Depay and compatriot Van Gaal is undeniable, especially given that the former Netherlands head coach brought the young star to Brazil for the World Cup in the summer.

    With national team colleagues Robin van Persie and Daley Blind both at United also, it is fair to say that they have the potential upper hand in the race for Depay’s signature.

    However, when it comes down to it, Spurs could well trump United to sign Depay.

    The 21-year-old will clearly want to play Champions League football next season, and if Tottenham can secure a top-four finish at United’s expense it could well have a bearing on his decision.

    This will start with the fixture against them this weekend and gives Spurs even more incentive to go to Old Trafford and record a positive result.

    With United also expected to make drastic changes across the board in the summer, the Manchester club could well put Depay down the list of their transfer priorities as they look to add world-beaters and in particular defenders.

    If Spurs can go all out to sign him, guarantee him first-team football and pay PSV’s asking price, it could well force the player’s hand.

    I have said previously that Depay has all the attributes that Spurs need to fill the troublesome right wing berth in Pochettino’s 4-2-3-1 system and making him our top priority this summer is something that seemingly will have to happen for him to end up at White Hart Lane.
  2. Ozspurs New Member

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    Lamela was to be a "star" for Spurs when he arrived. One thing has been obvious, European players struggle to adapt to the EPL game. Depay is a wonderful player, playing in an "nice" league. Di Maria, Ozil, Falcao to name a few have done jack ****. So don't get worked up or down on Depay, I wouldn't be surprised he ends up in the Bundesliga
  3. c b waters Guest

    we don't have a 'troublesome right wing berth' ..we have a troublesome LEFT wing berth! And have had since Bale left.
  4. GarethMcKnight

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    Chadli plays on the left and has been good up until recent weeks - he's no Bale but has contributed significantly this season. The right wing is a problem area as Lamela and Townsend are not convincing - Depay would be a better option...
  5. CircleSlap Guest

    I don't know why this Spurs/Depay speculation is still doing the rounds. There is zero chance of us spending £20m and zero chance of Depay opting to come to Spurs when other teams are sniffing around. He'll have Champions League football if he stays put so he'll only move to a CL team who can offer big wages. If we're lucky we may be the former next season but we'll never be the latter.
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  6. CircleSlap Guest

    I was right

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