Memphis Depay nearly signed for Manchester United in the summer, but opted to stay in the Dutch league to gain valuable playing experience. Louis van Gaal is a huge admirer of the young winger, and is hugely keen on the idea of bringing him to Old Trafford at some point in the not too distant future.
Manchester United’s hopes of that deal happening have been boosted today, after his side admitted that they would have to sell Depay if his £18million asking price is met.
The PSV manager Phillip Cocu said:
“Of course Memphis will be sold, you can’t stop that but it’s okay.
“It’s great you can build up a player like him, who breaks through, succeeds at PSV then leaves the club when he’s ready for a bigger step. That’s great.
“I really thought it would be the best for him if he stayed here with us. It’s important for him to play around fifty matches in a season before he makes the next step.
“Nothing else makes you a better player than a lot of games. He can become way better, he’s so explosive.”
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