Liverpool in the hunt to sign €25m-rated Dutch striker

Liverpool are currently mulling over a move for Barcelona centre-forward Memphis Depay. The German manager is willing to let Roberto Firmino go the other way, to ensure he gets the Netherlands international in winter.

Memphis’ deal expires at the end of this campaign, so any deal in winter would also suit the Blaugrana, as they would rather get a fee than lose him for nothing next summer. Depay moved to Camp Nou at the start of the last campaign and performed to a decent level in what was a campaign of overall underachievement for the Catalan giants.

The 28-year-old striker was reportedly a target for the Red Devils in the summer transfer window in case Ronaldo ended up leaving the club. Man United could offer him a possible return to Theatre of Dreams at the end of his deal.

With Man United not guaranteed Champions League football next campaign and having spent well over their budget this summer, a return for the Dutch forward makes sense with the club preferring to spend much less next year. However, he rebuilt his reputation after impressing at Lyon and performing well for the Dutch national side as well.

No doubt the Dutchman now offers more experience both on and off the pitch and would provide a decent option for any side, especially on a free transfer. If Memphis was to make the move to Liverpool, he would become only the third footballer to play for both sides in the PL era.