Tottenham should line up Memphis Depay as alternative to Anthony Martial

Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on October 28,...

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made Anthony Martial their key target this summer, but they should consider a deal for Memphis Depay as back-up.

Lyon's Dutch forward Memphis Depay reacts after scoring during the French L1 football match between Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice, on May 19, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-...

Tottenham Hotspur have made Anthony Martial their priority signing this summer, according to the Sun, as they look to bolster their attacking options ahead of next term, but it looks as though the chase for their man could be an arduous one.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is not keen on the idea of selling the Frenchman to a direct Premier League rival (Daily Mail), and it looks as though Spurs should start lining up alternatives rather than pitting all hope on signing one man.

Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino awaits kick off in the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium...

Ironically Mauricio Pochettino could find all the attributes he is looking for in former Red Devil Memphis Depay. The Dutch international has come on leaps-and-bounds since leaving Old Trafford last summer and looks capable of lighting up England's top flight if given a second chance.

The former PSV forward bagged 22 goals and 16 assists across all competitions last term and looks a different player since regaining his confidence.

Anthony Martial (L) and Memphis Depay look on during a Manchester United training session ahead of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match against FC Midtjylland at the Aon...

Depay offers similar attributes to Martial, plying his trade from wide-left as an inverted winger. He has the quick feet to beat defensive counterparts and the end-product to either find the key pass or the back of the net and he would undoubtedly diversify the attack at Tottenham.

At just 24, Depay also has plenty of room for development, similarly to Martial, 22, and will likely become a future star given the chance, at Tottenham or elsewhere.

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