Tottenham ‘plan £50million raid on Lyon for Man Utd flop Memphis Depay’

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly lining up a £50million bid for Manchester United flop Memphis Depay.The Mirror claims Mauricio Pochettino will target the Lyon star this winter after a dreadful start to the new season.2 Spurs are lining up a £50m bid for Lyon star and Man Utd flop Memphis DepayCredit: GettySpurs lie 14th in the Premier League table with 12 games played, winning just three matches while recording five draws and four defeats.Last season’s beaten Champions League finalists haven’t picked up a single win in their previous five league fixtures.And they also suffered an embarrassing 7-2 defeat at home to German giants Bayern Munich at the start of October.Despite Spurs’ woes, Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min have combined for 18 goals between them this term.And Pochettino now wants to add a third goal-scoring element to his attack, with Spurs already 11 points off the top four.2Netherlands international Depay, 25, is said to be top of the Tottenham boss’ shopping list after scoring 11 goals in just 14 games this term.He has hit the net a total of 50 times since joining Lyon from Man Utd in January 2017 for an initial £16m.And Pochettino is apparently ready to pay a whopping £50m to bring Depay back to the Premier League.The Eredivisie title winner failed to make much of an impact during his first spell in England, joining United from PSV Eindhoven for £25m in 2015 during ill-fated Louis van Gaal era.But despite scoring 28 times in his final season at PSV, Depay managed just seven strikes during his campaign at Old Trafford.He lasted only half a season more as he failed to net in eight games before shipping off to Lyon.Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubBut after becoming one of the top players in Ligue 1, as well as the Netherlands’ first-choice striker, Spurs feel the time is right to give Depay a second chance.Pochettino is also said to be eyeing a move for Ajax sensation Hakim Ziyech, who would be an ideal candidate to replace contract rebel Christian Eriksen.While Metz striker Habib Diallo is another Ligue 1 ace on Pochettino’s radar.Son proves he is the ‘nicest footballer in the world’ as Spurs star uses his hands to protect mascot from the rainlast_img read more

Ilicic, more than Cristiano and Haaland

first_imgIlicic, 32 years old and in his first absolute campaign in the Champions League, had failed to score any goals in the group stage, but he raised his voice in this phase of direct elimination, in which he sank Valencia with a goal in the first leg, played in San Siro, and with a strong poker this Tuesday in Mestalla.The Slovenian midfielder, who at the beginning of his career stood out for his enormous talent but lacked continuity, he is living the best moment of his sporting life and was decisive for the great 4-3 victory achieved in the field of Valencia, after 4-1 of the first leg of San Siro. Atalanta’s number 27 started 2020 bluntly and already has 14 goals, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus Turin forward, and two more than the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland, who at 19 is breaking records with the German Borussia Dortmund. The records of Ciro Immobile, which marked 11 goals in 2020 with Lazio (27 totals in Serie A) and those of Argentine Lionel Messi, who signed 9 with Barcelona, ​​and the Polish Robert Lewandowski, who also put in 9 with Bayern.He only needed ten games to sign these 14 goals and reached 21 total goals in this outstanding season: he entered 15 in Serie A, being the top gunner of Atalanta, and one in the Italian Cup in addition to the five in the European Cup.With his poker at Mestalla he became the first player capable of scoring four goals away from home in the phase of direct elimination of the Champions League and joined the restricted group of players who scored 4 goals in Europe.Already part of a group that includes the Hungarian legend of Real Madrid Ferenc Puskas, author of a poker in the final of the 1960 European Cup won against Frankfurt, the Argentine Alfredo Di Stéfano, Messi, the Swedish Zlatan Ibrahimovic or the Ukrainian Andriy ShevchenkoDreams Ilicic and dreams of Atalanta, which this year disputes the first Champions League in its history and has already put its name among the eight best clubs in the continent, wanting to continue surprising for quality of play, organization and results.Ilicic: “Atalanta is no longer a surprise”Slovenian Josip Ilicic, who signed a poker this Tuesday to Valencia in Mestalla (4-3) to send Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League, considered his team “already it’s no surprise “and promised” to compete until the end “, whoever the next rival. “The Atalanta is no longer a surprise, we have been doing great things, our goal is to show that we deserve to be where we are. We do not want to stop, we want to continue growing”, Ilicic said at the end of Mestalla’s game, in statements to ‘Sky Sport’.“The important thing is to have fun, it is not easy to reach these levels. It is a long road that we are doing in recent years, “he added. Asked about which rival he wants in the quarterfinals, Ilicic said his team has no favorites and stressed that “the goal is compete, nothing more. “And downplayed poker signed on Tuesday, as its only goal is to get as far as possible in this competition. “The most important thing is the team. A player without a team is not going to any side. Hopefully next time the ‘Papu’ wins (the Argentine Alejandro Gomez), “he said.center_img Slovenian Josip Ilicic led Atalanta to the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday with a strong poker to decide 4-3 at Valencia in Mestalla and already scored 14 goals in this 2020, which makes him the top scorer so far this year in the five major European leagues ahead of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and the Norwegian Erling Braut Haaland.last_img read more