Spurs, buoyed by the appointment of Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino, have had a much more convincing transfer window than a year ago. Rather than splashing out huge sums of money, the club have snapped up Swansea City duo Michel Vorm and Ben Davies, whilst Sporting Lisbon youngster Eric Dier has also arrived as Pochettino makes smart, calculated moves.
Villarreal's Mateo Musacchio could yet be the club's big money signing of the summer as they look to find a long-term partner for Jan Vertonghen in defence, but now attention has seemingly turned to more attacking players, with a deal for Dutch wonderkid Depay believed to be close.
The 20-year-old impressed last season with 14 goals in 43 games for PSV, and that fine form led to his selection in Louis van Gaal's World Cup squad in Brazil this summer. With pace, trickery and a fearsome long range shot, Depay is the epitome of the modern day winger with his goalscoring threat.
Many thought that van Gaal would look to take Depay to Old Trafford with him due to Manchester United's poor options on the wing, but Spurs look to have gained the upper hand after reports suggested that Spurs had agreed a deal with PSV, sending £10m and winger Nacer Chadli to Holland in exchange for the youngster.
The reports stem from speculation in Belgium, which has so far yet to be confirmed by more reputable sources, but if true, Spurs could have a devastating attacking midfield trio for years to come. With Depay cutting in from the left hand side, last year's big signing Erik Lamela doing the same from the right and Christian Eriksen in the middle, either Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado would have plenty of creativity and goalscoring behind them - and given Pochettino's results doing something similar at Southampton, it could be the recipe for success at White Hart Lane.