Tottenham eye ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’

Tottenham are plotting a £17m move for Holland winger Memphis Depay, who has been dubbed the ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’, according to reports from The Metro.

The PSV Eindhoven star is currently regarded as one of the very best young players in European football, and has been wowing fans in the Eredivisie for some time.

His wonderful performances in his homeland earned him a spot in Louis van Gaal’s Oranje squad for the World Cup, to which he responded with a vital goal against Australia to help secure qualification for the knockout phase after two games.

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The 20-year-old is also wanted by Manchester United, but new Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino is confident that he can lure him to London.

Scouts from Spurs have been present in Brazil to assess Depay’s talents, and are thought to have been impressed.

Pochettino’s policy of helping young players may well appeal to the starlet, but a lack of Champions League football in the short-term could be a drawback.

PSV value their man at around £17m, which is a fee the Lilywhites can match with the Argentine set to be handed a good budget to spearhead a top four charge.

Depay has been compared to Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo due to his combination of technique, power and pace.


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