Tottenham Hotspur sit in fifth in the Premier League at Christmas, with Mauricio Pochettino stating after the most-recent win over Burnley that the North London club are in a position to contest the title race.
All eyes are starting to shift to the January transfer window and Spurs may well look to add new players to their ranks in a bid to finish the campaign strongly.
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One player available and linked with a switch to White Hart Lane in recent times has been Manchester United winger Memphis Depay.
The Netherlands international is out-of-flavour at Old Trafford and seemingly set to move clubs next month, with Spurs and Everton touted as possible destinations.
Tottenham have been linked with Depay in the past, with the North London side reportedly keen on the creative star in his PSV Eindhoven days.
With Pochettino admitting in the summer that his group lacks pace in wide areas and looking at the Manchester United man as a possible transfer target starts to make sense.
However, even if Depay is potentially available, Spurs should steer clear of the Dutchman.
The young talent has shown in his time at United that he can have a questionable attitude and temperament, with the wideman seemingly having a high opinion of himself.
One of Spurs’ strengths is a unity of thinking and collective efforts for the greater good – someone like Depay has the potential to disrupt this.
Given that Pochettino also signed both Moussa Sissoko and Georges-Kevin N’Koudou over the summer, Tottenham now have the required physical attributes that the Argentine spoke of ahead of the current campaign.
Although Depay can be a possible match-winner when on form and firing, his unpredictability also has the potential to derail a unity at White Hart Lane that Pochettino has worked hard to forge.