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.
Depay is a good attacker, however considering the limited playtime he received at United, his disappointing performance is not surprising. Most players will need to play frequently to make a recognizable mark in football.
What he really needs is a team that will feature him in most games, and a manager that trust in his ability to create goals. The 22-year old star has already proved that he is not a bench material in his former team PSV, where he scored 28 goals in his last season with them.
Most analysts have pointed out that the young attacker is still full of promise, and very eager to prove his worth (especially after his disappointing time with United). He might just be the right player Tottenham need to spice up their attack and create many goals scoring opportunities.