Liverpool are in the market for Sadio Mane’s replacement, according to Wednesday’s European papers.
The Reds are considering making a move for star Lyon winger Memphis Depay this summer.
Memphis grappled to nail down a regular starting spot during his disastrous stint at Old Trafford, but that hasn’t put him off the idea of coming back to England to prove himself again.
The Dutch winger has had no troubles in adapting to life in France’s Ligue 1, scoring 35 goals in 106 matches for Lyon, who he joined from United in 2017.
His contract there doesn't end until 2021 but has indicated he would like to make the step up to a bigger club, and he has in the past been linked with a move to Anfield.
The most recent report states that the 25-year-old is now valued at £50million and is raring to leave Ligue 1 in order to play in one of Europe’s elite leagues again
Liverpool’s interest comes off the back of Real Madrid’s hunt for Sadio Mane, and while Jurgen Klopp has no plan of selling his star winger, there is a fear that he may want to force the issue.
Thus, Anfield chiefs have been tasked with finding a replacement should Mane leave for the Bernabeu, notwithstanding speculation hinting Florentino Perez has pulled back from his €200m asking price.
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