Italian Serie A club AC Milan are contemplating a move for Manchester United winger Memphis Depay in the transfer window next summer. The player has so far failed to live up to his billing at Old Trafford and the Italian outfit believes that they could help the player find his form back at the San Siro.
Memphis Depay made a move to Manchester United from Dutch side PSV Eindhoven in the 2015 summer transfer window when Louis Van Gaal was the manager of the Red Devils. However, he has not been able to meet his superstar potential as predicted by many experts a couple of seasons back. Despite his lack of progress, Milan has shown an interest in the player, as reported by Calciomercato (h/t the Mirror’s Aaron Flanagan).
United had to pay a transfer fee in the region of $32.41 million for the player. AC Milan wants to pay $31.12 million for Depay which will help the Red Devils recoup the majority of the Dutchman’s valuation despite his ill-fortunes in Manchester.
The Netherlands international has been under constant criticism from the fans and media alike owing to his poor performances on the field. The reaction towards the player is perfectly highlighted by Telegraph’s Paul Hayward on his Twitter page.
It must pain Man Utd's payroll department to give money to Memphis Depay.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) September 15, 2016
New United manager Jose Mourinho has played the man from Moordrecht, Netherlands at occasional instances, but the winger has failed to prove his worth. He has featured for a combined total of 88 minutes for the Red Devils on the football pitch this season, according to Transfermarkt.com.
Gary Al-Smith of SuperSport has made a prediction on his Twitter account regarding Depay’s future after biting the dust at Old Trafford.
Memphis Depay off. Hope he doesn't regret this opportunity when he's battling relegation with Zwolle (6 month loan deal) in March 2018.
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) September 21, 2016
However, Milan seems to be confident that they will be able to change the player back to his scintillating form which saw him score 28 goals for PSV in the 2014-15 season.
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