Why Tottenham should prioritise a summer deal for Memphis Depay

The Netherlands international looks set to stay at PSV until the end of the season, but he could be a scintillating summer signing for Spurs.

The Mirror stated over the weekend that Spurs are set to press on with a £15 million bid for Memphis Depay this month in an attempt to prize the star away from PSV Eindhoven.

However, the exciting attacker has stated that he wants to win the Eredivisie title before leaving the Dutch club, effectively ending speculation he could make a move in January.

Despite this, if there is any truth in Spurs wanting the Dutchman, concluding a deal to bring Depay to North London at the end of the campaign should be a real priority for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

The 20-year-old has been a revelation for the current Eredivisie leaders this season, netting 11 goals in 15 outings as well as providing for team-mates in Phillip Cocu’s high-scoring side.

Despite his age, Depay has already shown in cameos at the World Cup in the summer that he has the qualities to be a real star and surely some of Europe’s biggest clubs are circling the Dutchman at the moment.

Depay is one of the best prospects in European football and has shown that he can score goals, set up team-mates and delight his club’s supporters with shows of devastating pace and skill.

The star is destined to be a feature for the Dutch national side for years to come and has the potential to be as good as someone like Eden Hazard if he continues his current rate of progression.

With it becoming obvious that the youngster has outgrown the Eredivisie and is more than good enough to feature in one of Europe’s top domestic divisions and the Champions League, a departure from the Philips Stadion seems very likely this summer.

For Spurs to get a march on other interested parties, concluding a deal now to bring him to White Hart Lane in the summer would give Pochettino a top-notch option on the right-hand side of the team’s attack for 2015-16.

Depay’s addition would be a scintillating signing; a match winner that would show that Spurs are serious in their efforts to consistently finish in the top four.

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