The 20 year-old winger absolutely destroyed the Dutch top flight last season, claiming twelve goals and seven assists in 32 league appearances.
He enjoyed an impressive World Cup campaign too, finding two goals and one assist in a cameo role for the Netherlands, and would certainly address the Lilywhites’ limited quality on the left-hand side.
He’s certainly not the only acquisition Daniel Levy has planned this summer however, and with that in mind, here’s a list of FIVE players who could follow Depay’s lead and join the ranks at White Hart Lane.
Another Oranje hotshot known to be on the Tottenham radar is Ajax youngster Joel Veltman, who was linked with a White hart Lane switch last month:
— Addicted to Spurs (@AddictedtoSpurs) July 4, 2014
The 22 year-old didn’t see much World Cup action and only broke into the Ajax first team last year. But his debut campaign was incredibly impressive, the vitals of which are detailed below:
That quality on the ball and Ajax heritage is reimiscent of Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen, and the forward-thinking centre-back would certainly be a good role model for Veltman. Here’s a look at the Netherlands international’s impressive all-round game:
But Spurs would be wise to act quickly with Arsenal also linked:
— Express Football (@ExpressFootball) July 5, 2014
Their interest in Veltman could significantly rise over the next few days if club captain Thomas Vermaelen leaves the Emirates as widely expected.
Another Brazil 2014 prodigy the Lilywhites are hoping to get their hands on is USA right-back DeAndre Yedlin:
— Spurs Paper™ (@SpursPaper) July 2, 2014
The 21 year-old’s World Cup campaign was brief but impressive, coming on as a substitute against Belgium and finishing the match with the most successful dribbles and key passes of any USA player, as detailed below:
Yedlin has spent the last few years plying his trade with Seattle Sounders, and after breaking into the first team last term became the first player to make the MLS All-Star team in his rookie season since 2005.
Impressive stuff. Here’s a look at the 5 foot 8 defender’s highlights from last season:
And Spurs appear to be on the verge of singing their man, following news that he’s ‘honoured’ to be linked with the Lane outfit:
DeAndre Yedlin on his move to Tottenham "Nothing is really finalized yet. I’m waiting, letting my agency handle it. It’s an honour." #thfc
— Tottenham ด็็็็็้้้้ (@FollowsSpurs) August 7, 2014
But the youngster could be put off by a stark warning from former USA and Tottenham ‘keeper Kasey Keller, regarding the club’s high player turnover.
Another Netherlands star mooted as possible Tottenham target is Schalke assassin Klaas Jan Huntelaar:
— IndySport (@IndySport) August 7, 2014
Admittedly, the 30 year-old doesn’t offer much to open play, as shown through his uninspiring passing statistics from last season:
There’s no doubting his ability to finish however. The Netherlands international has bagged 91 goals in 139 appearances for the Miners and also boasts a healthy return of 35 goals in 65 outings for Oranje. Here’s a look at Huntelaar’s Top Ten goals:
Huntelaar has been linked with a Premier League move before to no avail, but with his contract at the Veltins Arena entering its final season, Schalke have little option but to sell.
His White Hart Lane arrival would likely come at a cost of around £10million-£15million. But the former Ajax and Real Madrid striker has a number of options available this summer, including a move to Galatasaray.
One alternative to Huntelaar already on the White Hart Lane rardar is Swansea front-man Wilfried Bony:
— Hotspur Related (@HotspurRelated) July 20, 2014
Since joining the Welsh side from Vitesse last summer, where he had previously claimed 37 goals in his ultimate season, the 25 year-old has found 16 goals and four assists in 34 league outings. OptaJoe felt compelled to comment on Bony’s impressive form:
4 – Only Luis Suarez (6) scored more braces during the 2013/14 Premier League than Wilfried Bony (4). Bonus. #FPL
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) July 31, 2014
Here are some of the highlights from his inaugural Premier League campaign;
Mauricio Pochettino likes his big-n-burley centre-forwards and the Ivory Coast international fits the bill perfectly. Furthermore, recent speculation suggets the Swans are willing accept bids lower than Bony’s release clause:
Swansea will reluctantly accept lower than Wilfried Bony's £19m release clause as the striker looks to force a move. (Source: Mirror)
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) August 6, 2014
Tottenham’s plans to sign Villarreal centre-back Mateo Muscacchio are no secret, with bizarre legal issues over a third-party agreement seemingly the only obstacle to completing his transfer:
Tottenham's move for Villarreal defender Mateo Musacchio should go through, despite a hitch over third-party issues (Source: Daily Mirror)
— Transfer News (@Transfer__Footy) August 7, 2014
The 23 year-old comes highly rated, having played a major factor in the Yellow Submarine recording a surprise sixth-place finish in La Liga last season.
Muscacchio’s individual displays were equally impressive, the vitals of which are detailed below:
Here’s a short clip of the Argentina international in action:
It was believed a £17million agreement had already been reached, but speculation this afternoon, courtesy of the Metro, suggests the Spanish club have doubled the defender’s price-tag:
— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) August 5, 2014