Report: Ligue 1 club slash asking price for forward who was previously on Spurs’ radar

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Lyon have reportedly slashed their asking price for striker Memphis Depay who was rumoured to be on Tottenham’s radar during the January transfer window.

Depay has had a new lease of life since swapping Old Trafford for the Groupama Stadium back in January of 2017 and has rediscovered his form in front of goal.

The 26-year-old made a brilliant start to the season, netting 14 goals in 18 games (transfermarkt.com) and Calciomercato reported back in November that Spurs and Liverpool were both keen on bringing him back to the Premier League.

It was claimed that Lyon wanted €50 million (£42.6m) for the Dutch international’s signature in January.

However, he has been out of action since picking up an ACL injury in December.

ESPN now claim that Lyon are prepared to sell Depay this summer for just £30 million due to the fact that is he entering the final year of his contract with the Ligue 1 club.

It is revealed that while Manchester United have a buy-back clause for the forward, they have shown no interest in activating the topion.

Depay is said to be attracting the most interest from the Serie A but prospective buyers were not named in the report.

Spurs Web Opinion

Jose Mourinho was the manager who moved him on from Manchester United but he has spoken highly of the forward’s professionalism in the past (Manchester Evening News). So it is conceivable that he has changed his mind about Depay given the form he’s been in for the past couple of years. However, I suspect we are more likely to go for an out-and-out centre forward like Vedat Muriqi who can provide us with a plan B rather than a forward like Depay.

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