Whilst the figure isn’t specified, reports last night indicated that Manchester United have rejected a bid from Lyon for the services of 22-year-old Dutch international Memphis Depay- who Jose Mourinho is open to selling.
The £25m signing arrived in Manchester from PSV Eindhoven in 2015 but has struggled to become a success at Old Trafford, losing his spot to Jesse Lingard during Louis Van Gaal’s reign last season and failing to earn increased opportunities under Mourinho.
United will probably let Depay leave for the right price but Lyon’s unspecified offer has not been deemed as sufficient, with the Red Devils likely to seek to recoup the fee they paid for the Dutch ace in the summer of 2015.
Definitely. Memphis Depay is surplus to requirements at Manchester United and there seems to be no way back for the Dutch ace, who faces competition with the likes of Lingard, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford for his first-team spot.
Whilst it could be argued that Depay has the potential to excel in the coming years, United have better options available to them and a player of Depay’s age needs to be playing regularly football to put his development on the right track.
Only making one start across all competitions this season, there is no reason for United to keep hold of the young winger and it’s unlikely any fans will be angry if a sale is approved.