Spurs given hope in Depay pursuit - Why they should act now

Tottenham WHL

Tottenham have been given a boost in their chase for Dutch star Memphis Depay and must act now if they are to bring in the talented youngster.

The PSV Eindhoven winger is refusing to sign a new contract with the Eredivisie club until the end of the transfer window, and Spurs must take advantage of his current situation if they are to secure the signing of Depay.

He is unhappy at the lack of PSV's transfer activity and is waiting to see if any fresh faces are brought in before the end of the current window before pledging his future to the club.

Tottenham have already seen a £10 million offer including Nacer Chadli fail because the Belgian midfielder was not willing to make the move back to the Eredivisie.

Though the club are believed to be considering a straight cash offer for the 20-year-old who has already scored four goals in two league appearances this season.

Mauricio Pochettino has seen four players sign for the club since he was appointed as manager earlier this summer as Michel Vorm, Ben Davies, Eric Dier and DeAndre Yedlin have all joined.

Yedlin will remain with Seattle Sounders until at least January, but it is clear that the Argentine coach is building a young side with a very bright future.

The addition of Depay would fit the billing of Pochettino's philosophy as well as the club's as Depay will surely have sell-on value if he continues to improve.

Spurs must make their move for Depay now, before bigger clubs also make approaches, and with Depay unsure about his future until the end of the month, a move to Tottenham could well be in his mind.

Depay is valued at around €20 million by PSV, where he is contracted until 2017 and a new contract will surely see the Dutch side add a minimum release clause for one of Europe's most talented young stars.

Spurs invested heavily last summer but could still do with the addition of a versatile forward who can play on the left, and Depay ticks all the right boxes so a serious offer must be made if Tottenham are to remain competitive with the Premier League's elite clubs.

Register for TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch