Memphis linked with Premier League duo

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Memphis Depay

Lyon star Memphis Depay is reportedly a wanted man as both Liverpool and Tottenham are said to be keen on the forward.

Depay is no stranger to Premier League fans, having spent 18 unsuccessful months at Manchester United between the summer of 2015 and January 2017.

Having arrived from PSV with 39 Eredivisie goals under his belt, much was expected of the 25-year-old. However, he was a shadow of his former self at Old Trafford, bagging just twice from 33 Premier League outings.

He left the Theatre of Dreams for Groupama Stadium and has returned to his best in Ligue 1, with 41 goals from 99 appearances for Les Gones.

Now, according to reports in Italy, Jurgen Klopp is keen to add the Netherlands international to his Liverpool ranks although he may face competition from Jose Mourinho.

Memphis has been in fine form this season, netting 11 goals and providing one assist for Lyon in all competitions, and it remains to be seen if there is any truth in the rumours and the pair firm up their interest with January offers.

It is open to debate as to whether the former Sparta Rotterdam youth star would see that much game time at either club, while he seems settled in his current surroundings.

Lyon are ninth in the French top-flight standings but only five points adrift of third-placed Angers. Boss Rudi Garcia will want to keep his best players to try and push on up the table over the second half of the campaign.

Italian outlet Calciomercato claim Memphis would cost in the region of £42.6million.

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