Report: Arsenal now want to sign World Cup attacker who Manchester United sold for £14.7m
Arsenal are the latest club to be interested in making a move to sign former Manchester United forward, Memphis Depay, according to reports.
Spanish outlet Sport claims that Arsenal are now in the mix to sign Depay, who is set to star for Holland during the World Cup.
Depay has had a miserable time of things in Barcelona. He’s failed to get going and replicate the form he produced in Lyon. That form came after leaving Manchester United, who pocketed just £14.7m when they sold him.
But he has a number of clubs keen on signing him this January. Arsenal’s interest is the latest. But we already know the likes of Tottenham are keen, while Depay is also thought to be keen on exploring a move to Chelsea.
Arsenal’s interest, though, could also perk Depay’s interest. The Gunners are currently sitting top of the pile in the Premier League. That opens doors for them in January, with players likely to be keen on joining the success.
Depay is set to be one of the main players for Holland in Qatar. His record for his country is excellent, having hit 42 goals in his 81 caps so far. That’s the sort of record superstar strikers have, never mind a player who has struggled in La Liga.
TBR’s View: Depay a risky one for Arsenal
At international level, Depay is a different animal to that he is at club level. For whatever reason, he seems to find his form and his record for the Netherlands is outstanding.
Whether or not Arsenal feel they can get that form from him though, remains to be seen. Depay has been hit and miss and mainly miss for Barcelona, so there is a risk here for the Gunners.
At 28, he should really be in his peak. Naturally, a good World Cup will put him in the eye line of many clubs and Arsenal might well be one of those clubs.
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