Report: Pochettino uses Spurs’ FA Cup absence to scout Memphis Depay

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino reportedly scouted Memphis Depay on Friday evening.

According to a report in the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino took advantage of his club’s early FA Cup exit to go on a scouting mission on Friday evening.

The report claims the Tottenham boss watched PSV Eindhoven’s match against AZ Alkmaar; a game Depay’s side won 4-2.

Despite the 21-year-old starting for PSV he was not the man to take the headlines; that was former Newcastle United loanee Luuk de Jong who scored a hat-trick.

Although Depay could not add to his quite remarkable goal-tally of 21 this season, that is unlikely to have put Pochettino off given the Netherlands international’s talent and blossoming reputation.

Depay also has six assists this season (and 43 goals and 27 assists in his PSV career to date) and his effectiveness from the left flank would be a welcome addition to a Tottenham side seeking some new quality wide-men who can both score and provide on a regular basis.

While Harry Kane is currently starring at White Hart Lane, and Christian Eriksen is having a campaign to remember, Pochettino’s next job is to bring in more top quality talent to ensure he has a squad capable of reaching – and ultimately excelling in – the Champions League.

Depay is certainly that, but if he does finally arrive at Tottenham, he will not come cheap.

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