Much criticism was hurled at Manchester Unite for failing to make multiple transfers this summer and settling only at three arrivals in an ‘overhaul’ session.
However, transfer bonanzas haven’t always gone well for the club with some of their former no.7s alone spelling the numerous splurges of money that has gone in vain.
Then again, when sold, many of those players did go on to have fruitful careers elsewhere.
Now, another struggling Premier League club is looking to purchase one of them.
According to the Mirror, Tottenham Hotspur are looking to sign Memphis Depay from Lyon. The Dutch forward was acquired by Manchester United under LVG and was initially hailed to be the apt no.7 replacement.
However, repeated form slumps saw him depart to the Ligue 1 outfit for £15 million in 2017.
Since then, Depay has had spurts of repeated brilliance, scoring and creating plenty of goals.
This may have attracted the attention of the London-based club, who have reportedly sent scouts to inspects his performance.
The report adds that Tottenham are willing to make a £50 million offer for the 25-year-old. Incidentally, Manchester United did include a buy-back clause in his contract and have been urged by fans in the past to give Depay a second chance.
Spurs aren’t having an ideal season, currently lingering in the 14th position, after spending consistent campaigns in the top four.
Further still, the club may lose some of their top names in the near future, with the likes of Christian Eriksen reported to be Real Madrid bound, although Manchester United are suspect even there.
The report also adds that the scouts in question were specifically sent during Lyon’s Champions League outing against Benfica, where Depay scored in the first-half and was subbed off at the half time whistle.
Will Depay have a better time in the Premier League if he moves?