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Ronald Koeman encourages Depay to leave Lyon amid Tottenham rumours

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Ronald Koeman encourages Depay to leave Lyon amid Tottenham rumours

Netherlands manager Ronald Koeman believes it would be better for Memphis Depay to leave Lyon for a bigger club, amid recent links to Tottenham Hotspur.

The 25-year-old has turned his career around since joining the French side after a poor spell at Manchester United.

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The star had a disappointing 18 months at Old Trafford, but has bounced back to hit 29 league goals in his first two full seasons with Lyon – and he already has seven from 10 this term.

Spurs have been alerted to his form according to The Mirror, and are supposedly ready to offer around £50 million to bring him back to the Premier League.

Koeman said (Goal): “I think he’s the kind of player that should play at a club like that. If that’s in the Premier League or at any other big club, that would be great for him. But you have to ask him about his plans.”

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At the moment, Depay is a regular pick for Koeman for the Netherlands and his place in the starting XI doesn’t appear to be under any immediate threat.

 

Barring the last game against Belarus for which he was injured, Depay hasn’t not started for his country since October 2017 against Sweden.

TBR’s view – Unfinished business?

Perhaps Spurs stand a chance of getting Depay after Koeman’s challenge.

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He failed the last time he came to the Premier League and may wish to have another crack at the English top-flight.

He is a lot more mature now and could potentially be a real hit at Spurs supporting Harry Kane in attack.

Ultimately, he may need to leave Ligue 1 in order to keep pushing himself and Spurs could be an environment in which he flourishes.

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