Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Memphis Depay from Olympique Lyon, as claimed by Mirror.

Having arrived from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015, Depay had a miserable 18-month spell in England with Manchester United before he was sold to Lyon for £15 million. His career has taken a massive turn for the better in France, he has established himself as a key player for Netherlands too, and he’s once again among the more sought-after players in Europe.

Spurs are having a torrid season at the moment. They’ve been knocked out of the Carabao Cup and they currently sit in 12th place in the Premier League with only 14 points from 12 games. The only ray of light is coming from the Champions League, where they’ve all but secured passage into the knockout stages, though they suffered a humiliation even in that competition by losing at home to Bayern Munich by 2-7.

They also have contract issues with several key players, and the need to rebuild the team in the summer is real. To that end, they’re preparing a £50 million bid for Depay, but they may face problems with United having a buy-back clause inserted into the deal which saw the 25-year-old winger leave Old Trafford in January 2017.

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