Liverpool want Memphis Depay, according to reports, and he could help them match Man City. The Dutchman is a star.
Marca claim Liverpool want Memphis Depay. They’re certainly not alone in that – both Juventus and Barcelona want him, too.
And it’s easy to see why. Depay is available for free this summer and right in his prime. It’s an impressive prime.
Depay has 14 goals and nine assists in Ligue 1 this season. He had nine and two in just 12 games over the previous campaign.
The Dutchman scored 10 and assisted 10 in 18/19, while 17/18 was fantastic – 19 goals and 13 assists. Depay, then, is a foward who offers goals and creativity.
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And who wouldn’t want that for free?
Quite honestly, the Reds need this. Depay might be the easiest way for Liverpool to match Manchester City.
The Daily Mail reports that City hope to spend around £200m on Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland. Each move would break the English transfer record.
It would only improve their ridiculous squad depth. City have spent lavishly over the last few years, giving them a wealth of attacking options.
Liverpool, in contrast, have had Divock Origi as backup as they fight for the league. They added Diogo Jota for this season – but his £41m price was less than each of Raheem Sterling (£49m), Bernado Silva (£43m) and Riyad Mahrez (£60m).
And Jota is Liverpool’s most-expensive forward ever.
The only way the Reds can compete with that kind of spending is by finding players like Depay. Stars available on the cheap who don’t quite have ‘elite’ reputation.
And if they did bring in the Dutchman, their front-line has the potential to compete with anyone’s for depth. Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Jota and Depay would arguably be the best around.
Even if City splashed £200m.
So we think Liverpool might be onto something, here. Hopefully, they can get something done.