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Tottenham Lead Man United In Chase to Sign £16.8m Dutch International

Spurs lead the race to sign PSV’s Depay.

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After scoring his second goal for Netherlands at the 2014 World Cup during Monday’s 2-0 victory over Chile, interest from Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in PSV Eindhoven starlet Memphis Depay has increased.

According to reports from Dutch source V-bal.nl the North Londoners are leading the chase for the 20-year-old, but must meet PSV’s £16.8m asking price.

Depay has been described in some quarters as the new Cristiano Ronaldo and has certainly caught the eye of an international audience with his two well taken strikes against the Chileans and Australia previously.

However, it was new United manager Louis van Gaal that gave the youngster those chances at the World Cup and therefore the forward may be more open to a reunion with his current national team boss at Old Trafford, than a switch to White Hart Lane.

Van Gaal will take over at the Red Devils following the conclusion of his side’s campaign at the tournament in South America, with the 62-year-old facing a big task to turn things around.

Last season the English giants finished with their lowest ever Premier League points tally and no European football for the first time since 1981.

United finished in seventh place, but Tottenham were just one ahead in sixth and after spending £100m themselves on new players last summer their last term was also considered a disappointment.

Depay is unlikely to be swayed by Champions League football either and this makes a move for the Dutchman seem all the more likely for these two sides.

SEE ALSO: The 50 best players at the 2014 World Cup.

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