Memphis Depay is ready to leave PSV Eindhoven, or he's at least ready to start considering it. The 20-year-old Dutchman came to the attention of big clubs throughout Europe during the World Cup, but hadn't shown a willingness to make a jump until recently.
"I have done my time at PSV but if nice clubs from big leagues ask, I will think about it," Depay said. "There is lots of interest but it is definitely an option to stay.
"I understand fans want me to play well this season in Eindhoven, but I'm one who decides how my career will look, no one else."
Tottenham Hotspur were linked to Depay right after the World Cup. Mauricio Pochettino has been looking to bring a winger in and a young, quick, technical player like Depay would make sense.
Of course, that was before the preseason, when Erik Lamela played well enough to instill some confidence that he can shine this season so maybe Spurs aren't looking for a winger anymore. But if Pochettiino doesn't believe in Nacer Chadli, Andros Townsend or Aaron Lennon to get the job done opposite Lamela or just wants more options because of the uncertainty with Lamela and the rest of the crew, Depay still fits.
Spurs will face competition for Depay, with Manchester United rumored to be in the mix too after Louis van Gaal became a fan while coaching him at the World Cup. Other clubs are certain to make calls about Depay too.
The initial valuation of Depay was about £10 million, however the competition for him could push whatever he is sold for to £15 million. He isn't desperate to get out and won't throw a fit, forcing PSV to sell, so prospective clubs will have to pay a fair fee if they want to capture the youngster.