Memphis Depay
Memphis Depay

Tottenham are reportedly preparing a move to sign Manchester United winger target Memphis Depay this summer, according to the Mirror.

The PSV Eindhoven star had an impressive season with the Dutch side last season and has made it to Louis van Gaal's Netherlands squad for the World Cup.

United are interested in adding the 20-year-old to their squad in order to bolster their attacking front.

Depay scored a stunning winner for the Netherlands during their 3-2 victory over Australia in the group stages of the summer event in Brazil. His style of play has seen him being dubbed as the new Cristiano Ronaldo.

The report claims the north London club's manager Mauricio Pochettino wants to steal Depay from under United's nose in the summer transfer window.

The Red Devils's incoming manager Van Gaal is an admirer of Depay and wants to bring him to Old Trafford.

PSV will part ways with their star player if potential suitors can meet their £17m asking price.

Both Spurs and United could be set for a summer battle in acquiring Depay's services. However, the White Hart Lane outfit will face tough competition in signing the winger as they are aware that Van Gaal could influence him to join United this summer.

Meanwhile, former PSV manager Dick Advocaat believes Depay could reach the heights of Real Madrid star Ronaldo.

"Memphis is one of Holland's finest talents. But I wanted to make it clear to him that there is a difference between being a talent and becoming a world-class player," Advocaat said.

"There was this big interview with Edwin van der Sar in the papers and he explained all the things Cristiano was doing on the training ground at Manchester United, how many extra hours he was spending to try to improve himself. So I cut the page out and handed it to Depay the next day."

Depay's agent Kees Ploegsma has revealed several clubs are interested in acquiring his client's services and is uncertain if the winger will continue with his current employers next season.

"We'll see if he stays with PSV and whether there is interest in him A lot of clubs know Depay, some follow him. But you can only talk seriously if someone is concrete surfaced. He is still young and developing, but every time he makes great strides. That's true," Ploegsma stressed.