Recent reports have revealed that Netherlands international Memphis Depay will likely move from Manchester United to Tottenham hotspur come January 2017.
Manchester united is set to receive £12.5million for the transfer of the attacker.
Recall that this transfer fee is almost double of what united paid PSV Eindhoven for the player, who has had quite a challenging time since moving to England.
Paying such a high price for the player could be a brilliant move by Spur, as Memphis could rediscover his lost form while playing at White Hart Lane.
Football analyst have noted that, out of the 56 appearance that he had made, the 22-year old have been able to register just seven goals and make seven assist, a result widely considered to be disappointing.
However, Depay’s poor performance this season may not entirely be his fault. He has enjoyed very little playtime at united, appearing a total of 76 minutes including premier league games.
He has also spent most of the last season trying to adapt to a new surroundings and playing under a manager who negated his attacking intent.
Arsene Wenger has stated that his side is ready for the London derby on Sunday where his side will be facing Tottenham Hotspurs.
He said that the players are ready and that they understand the importance of this game for fans.
Arsene Wenger said that the team would be without Santi Cazorla, Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal who are all injured. He said that Walcott has a slim chance of featuring in the team, but he will have to face a late fitness test.
Arsenal will be boosted by the return of Olivier Giroud who has scored 3 goals from 2 matches since his return from injury. The French manager said that he would make a decision on whether Alexis Sanchez or Olivier Giroud will play in the striker role. He believes that each of the two players has their own qualities and it is up to him to decide who will suit the play better on Sunday.
The English Football League is considering creating a new ‘fifth’ division for the start of the 2019/2020 football season, according to the Chief Executive Shaun Harvey.
According to Harvey, members would be the one to decide if Celtic and Rangers can participate in the EFL. The EFL wants to expand to four divisions of 20 teams each, so it wants the 72 clubs to give their opinions.
Celtic and Rangers have been seriously considered for long to join the fifth division, despite being of the Scottish divide. But Harvey says the final decision would be made solely by the members.
“We have recently gone out to our clubs to elicit their further views in relation to any different number of areas from the proposition that was first put forward. Once we have their views, we can move forward,” Harvey said. He then added that if they were to proceed, there’s the dilemma of which teams to choose.
“One of the simple questions, if this is to proceed, is where should the [new] teams come from? So the only ones who will decide that are the clubs themselves, so we will see what they say. I don’t want to pre-empt anything,” he added. Rangers and Celtic have massive fan bases, and would be worthy additions.