Memphis Depay is apparently open to joining Manchester United from Barcelona late on in the transfer window.
That’s according to football journalist Dean Jones who told Give Me Sport that the Holland international has already been offered to United this summer. And he would allegedly be open to the idea of returning to Old Trafford.
Erik ten Hag is clearly on the hunt for a top-class centre-forward, with Cristiano Ronaldo facing an uncertain future at the club
The Dutchman has already signed Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Antony this summer
The addition of someone like Depay really would cap off a great summer window. And it seems as though there’s every chance of that happening
Memphis Depay open to Manchester United move
Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport how Depay returning to Old Trafford before the transfer window slams shut tomorrow night is far from impossible:
“Memphis has been offered to them, he’s not against the idea of a return. There are a couple of people at the club that are a bit sceptical about whether he’s the right fit for the direction they’re heading, and it would still be a slight surprise if he turned up.”
We think that signing Depay would be the icing on top of the cake for Ten Hag this summer. If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford before deadline day, the Barcelona star would be the ideal man to come in and lead the line for Ten Hag’s side. Or at the very least, provide strong competition for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.
The former United ace is an enigmatic, precocious talent and on his day, he is unplayable. Depay is incredibly strong as well and would be ideally suited to leading the line on his own for United. The Barcelona ace has been described as a player with ‘unreal skill’ by the Metro.
The 80-capped Holland international possesses exceptional technical ability and has a penchant for the extraordinary. Depay bagged 13 goals and two assists in 38 games for Barca last season.
Depay has been described as a ‘world-class talent’ by Manchester Evening News. Despite struggling during his first spell at Old Trafford, we think he could be a huge hit this time around.
It remains to be seen whether Manchester United are prepared to meet Barcelona’s demands for Memphis Depay though.
Sport reckon that Barca want around £17 million for the 28-year-old, whilst Give Me Sport suggest that he earns around £230k-a-week at the Camp Nou.
That would be a serious outlay for United, considering how much money they’ve already spent this summer. This is one that probably won’t happen in our view