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  • David Tyrer

Could Lyon's Memphis Depay join Liverpool in the summer?

According to reports in the past 24 hours, Liverpool were apparently scouting Lyon star and former Manchester United winger, Memphis Depay this weekend.

The Dutch flyer almost joined the Reds in 2015, before Utd moved in with a higher bid and the player moved to Old Trafford instead.

But it's fair to say that he flopped, big time, and was quickly moved on and has gradually picked up his career at Lyon in Ligue 1.

Admittedly, the French top division is hardly a good barometer of a player's inherent quality but there's no doubt that Depay has something a bit special and, at just 25, the Dutch superstar is likely to be moving on to a bigger club before long anyway.

The Mirror is the paper making the claims today and they reckon that we're interested, mainly because, while we're reluctant to let Sadio Mane leave if Real Madrid actually cement their interest, Klopp want to have a solid contingency in place in case Mane does go.

To make it clear though, they club has absolutely no intention of selling one of our most important and talismanic players.

Depay has had another good season with Lyon, where he often operates as a forward or wide player, scoring 8 goals, with 14 assists.

Overall, since moving to Lyon, he's contributed to 74 goals in just under 110 games - a pretty impressive return for any player if we're honest.

The English tabloid reckons that we'd be looking at paying around £50 million for the Dutch man if we do solidify our interest.

Either way, Mane shouldn't be allowed to leave, but Depay could be an excellent squad option all the same.

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