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Transfer Rumors: Liverpool, Tottenham Join The Race For Former Manchester United Striker

(via Football365)

(via Football365)

Liverpool and Tottenham are ready to pursue a former Manchester United striker, but the Red Devils could block a move by activating a buyback clause in his contract.

Both teams are reportedly interested in a move for Dutch forward Memphis Depay, who currently plays with Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais. The 25-year-old spent a year and a half with Manchester United before leaving in January 2017, going on to score 50 goals and 42 assists in 130 appearances for Lyon.

His contract with Les Gones is set to expire in 2021 and he's now being linked with a move back to the Premier League, with Calciomercato suggesting that both Liverpool and Tottenham are currently weighing up a move for the striker.

It's claimed that Lyon would demand a €50m transfer fee to part ways with their star, although things could be harder with their president Jean-Michel Aulas, a known difficult negotiator.

The Mirror added to this rumor suggesting Manchester United might look to block a move to either Liverpool or Tottenham by activating a buyback clause in Depay's contract at Groupama Stadium.

Liverpool could be in the look for a new forward, as rumors surrounding Mo Salah and a potential departure keep coming. The Egyptian was previously linked with Barcelona and now Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have apparently signed their names on the list of suitors for the 27-year-old.

Tottenham, on the other hand, could give more uses to Memphis, as he would be able to offer competition for Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, as well as act as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.

It’s not like these two sides are keen to bring in Memphis, but the talented player is surely attracting attention from Spain, Germany, and Italy, so perhaps it won’t take that long before we see him playing with a bigger team.