The Daily Mirror is among the sources to suggest Dutch winger Memphis Depay is a transfer target for Tottenham Hotspur.
Spurs have been tipped to move for the player this summer, looking ahead to next season.
The Tottenham star who could be left sweating over his position in the first team is Andros Townsend, but how does Depay compare to the current Tottenham star across several key areas this season?
|Position||Team||Goals||Goal Assist||Passing Accuracy||Accurate Crosses Per Game||Won Tackles Per Game||Appearances||Mins Played|
Depay is significantly ahead in terms of goals and assists this season, based on his stats from WhoScored.
He has made more appearances, but even scaling down his ratio to match Townsend’s appearances, he’s still ahead.
One area where Townsend is ahead is passing accuracy, which suggests that he protects the ball more effectively.
That’s significant because Mauricio Pochettino likes his team to dominate games and control the ball and Townsend seemingly gives them a better chance of doing that.
There’s not too much difference between them in terms of tackling, with Townsend slightly ahead, but only just.
That suggests they’d be equally effective heading back towards their own goal and provided that important cover that any full back needs.
Another area where Depay is clearly ahead is crosses per game, which is a basic skill for any winger.
Not only can he come inside to provide a goal threat, he can stick out in wide areas to get the ball into the box, providing chances for his teammates to attack.
Based on these stats, Spurs would be well advised to seriously consider a move this summer and it’s Townsend’s challenge to make the decision as difficult as possible.