Tottenham’s pursuit of Memphis Depay would be boosted by weekend win

Both Spurs and United have been heavily linked with the Dutch superstar, but Champions League football could decide his future.

Tottenham travel to take on Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend, with the result sure to have a significant bearing on the respective sides’ chances of finishing in the top four.

As such, the game in Manchester takes on an added dimension, with the clubs reportedly set to lock horns away from the pitch this summer for the signing of one of Europe’s brightest talents.

With Memphis Depay starring in the Eredivisie for PSV this season, Spurs and the Red Devils have been accredited with a sizeable interest in the attacker.

Although both teams have the resources to pry the star away from his homeland and tempt him to England, the Netherlands international will surely want to play Champions League football next season.

United may well have compatriot and former national coach Louis van Gaal at the helm at Old Trafford and the history and budget to bring him to Manchester, but if Spurs can finish in the top four at their expense it could well influence Depay’s decision.

The 21-year-old has the star quality to be a real hit in the Premier League, and with Erik Lamela and Andros Townsend struggling to convince the White Hart Lane faithful, Depay would be an exciting addition for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

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