Liverpool closely monitoring 26-year-old Netherlands international

The Merseyside club have built a reputation as one of the savviest operators in the transfer market in world football. Michael Edwards and co have spent the past few years assembling one of most domineering squads on the planet and with a minuscule net spend.

Liverpool should consider another upcoming bargain chance, Reds should look at signing Memphis Depay on a free. Many supporters in England will find it hard to forget Memphis Depay’s ill-fated spell at Man United. The 26-year-old winger joined Man United in 2015 for a whopping £31m.

The Netherlands international went on to score only seven goals in 53 matches for the Red Devils before being sold to Lyon for only £16m two years later. Since arriving in France the has flourished. Memphis has netted 58 goals and bagged 43 assists for the Les Gones.

This summer Blaugrana were widely expected to complete the signing of the Dutch forward, particularly after the arrival of Ronald Koeman. However, no such move materialised. The 26-year-old winger remained at the French club and is now entering the final year of his deal.

This means that from January Liverpool will be able to approach the versatile attacker with a view to signing him on a free transfer. Reds interest in Memphis Depay last December. Given that the Blaugrana were said to be signing him for a fee of £28m, this would be quite a bargain.

The 26-year-old forward plays primarily on the left-wing but he can also be deployed on the right or through the middle showcasing a versatility which the German manager loves.