Tottenham interested in signing €45m-rated Netherlands international

Spurs are reportedly lining up a £50m offer for Lyon striker Memphis Depay, but Man United appear to be in pole position. Red Devils may hold all the cards in Spurs’ pursuit of Netherlands international. Tottenham are understood to be weighing up a big-money move for the centre-forward.

Since joining Lyon in 2017, Memphis has been one of the standout performers in Ligue 1, as well as cementing his place in Ronald Koeman’s excellent Holland side. Depay has scored 50 goals in 130 matches in Ligue 1 and is enjoying a fine campaign so far this term.

His recent displays appear to have piqued the interest of Spurs. Tottenham bosses are lining up a £50m bid for the 25-year-old striker. Mauricio Pochettino’s scouting team have reportedly watched Dutch striker in both of Lyon’s recent Champions League clashes with Benfica.

However, there could be a major stumbling block in their approach for Memphis. Man United sold Depay for only £15m two years ago but shrewdly inserted a buy-back option into the deal. That means the Red Devils will have the first refusal if Lyon decide to sell him. Depay failed to impress during his time at Theatre of Dreams.