Tottenham target Memphis Depay better than young Cristiano Ronaldo - Van Steijn

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Ed van Steijn, the man who scouted CR7 for Manchester United, says he prefers the PSV star.

Memphis Depay has lit up the Eredivisie this season with some blistering displays for table-topping PSV and was heavily linked with a January move to Tottenham as a result.

With every chance that the Netherlands international will leave the Philips Stadion outfit this summer, the North London side are expected to revisit their interest this summer.

Ed van Steijn, the man who scouted Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United, has told Dutch media that Depay is better than the Real Madrid star was at the same age.

“If I compare him to a young Cristiano Ronaldo at the time, then Depay has more strings to his bow. I like him better,” Van Steijn told Algemeen Dagblad.

“Ronaldo did the same things wrong at Manchester United as he did when he was 17.”

Depay has scored 16 Eredivisie goals in 22 outings for PSV this season and is the top goalscorer in the Dutch top flight as a result.

His strikes have fired Phillip Cocu’s men to the top of the domestic standings, with PSV looking set to end a four-year period of dominance by rivals Ajax.

With Spurs over-reliant on Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen in their attack, Depay’s pace and goal threat would surely be an excellent addition at White Hart Lane.

Manchester United have also been linked with the 21-year-old also, with Louis van Gaal including Depay in his Netherlands squad for the World Cup last year in Brazil.

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