The Dutch forward played in the English first division for Manchester United for two seasons.
The January transfer window is nearing us, two Premier League clubs are interested in securing the signing of Dutch forward, Memphis Depay. He has had an unsuccessful stint with Manchester United in the past where Depay even donned the coveted number seven jersey for the club.
However, he has managed to change his fortunes around with Lyon where the 25-year-old has been in fantastic form ever since having joined back in 2017. Moreover, he has cemented his spot in the national team too with some credible displays over the course of the last couple of years.
Naturally, he would now be keen to display his mettle in a fairly more competitive league with a club that attains more attention amongst the masses.
As per Calcio Mercato, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool are the two clubs who have been suggested to make a move for Depay in the winter transfer window. Liverpool’s quest for him makes sense in some ways but it seems difficult to consider whether Spurs would be interested in him especially considering how Jose Mourinho was the one who got rid of Depay from Manchester United in the first place.
Moreover, he would want to correct the doubters who still undermine and rate him on the basis of his performances with United back in the day. Depay’s statistics demonstrate the fact that he has really taken his game a notch above in recent times.
Having represented Lyon 130 times on the field, he has bagged 50 goals and registered 42 assists.
This season itself, he has scored 11 goals from 14 matches and added an assist to his name too. For the national team, he played six times in the UEFA Euro Qualifiers and scored six goals. Moreover, he played an assist in seven other goals too and this just showcases that he is now able to contribute in the final third in all aspects of the game.
It has been stated in the report that AC Milan have had tried to pursue Depay in the past but the move hasn’t materialized thus far.
Despite Depay’s stunning form, Lyon is languishing in the seventh spot in the table with merely six victories from 15 matches so far. Liverpool, on the other hand, is on the upsurge with 40 points from 14 matches and is comfortably placed atop the points table.
Depay would definitely be ambitious with regards to his further career prospects and could hence arguably pay heed and act upon the supposed interest that he has been subjected to by both the teams.