Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has failed to produce goods at Old Trafford since making his move from PSV Eindhoven, last summer. The Dutch international does not look to be in manager Jose Mourinho’s plans and could be offered a way out by Serie A giants A.S. Roma and Turkish club Galatasaray.
Roma will lose their winger Mohamed Salah during the African Cup of Nation’s in 2017, when the player will leave to play for Egypt. This is where the Italian giant wants to bring in Depay, who has made a total of just three late substitute appearances in the Premier League for United this season, as reported by Corriere dello Sport.
Turkish giant Galatasaray is also interested in the player and wants to test Manchester United’s resolve by offering a transfer bid of $18 million when the winter transfer window opens in January, next year, according to Metro.
Galatasaray manager Jan Olde Riekerink knows the talent Depay possesses during his time at Ajax’s youth academy. The 53-year-old Dutchman saw the youngster coming up through the PSV ranks and has an in-depth knowledge on the player.
Manchester United bosses however are not keen to let the player leave on the cheap. They signed Depay for $30 million last summer under former manager Louis Van Gaal. The Red Devils hierarchy doesn’t want to cut losses so soon after the player’s arrival at the club.
United on the other hand will be extremely interested to work out a loan deal for Depay. If either of Roma or Galatasaray offers a loan opportunity for the player until the end of the season, the Red Devils board may give the green signal to the deal.
This will allow Depay an opportunity to find back his form and build his confidence back. Then the player could be sold at a much higher price next summer, if he still fails to gain trust of Mourinho.
The man from Moordrecht, Netherlands has failed to adapt to the Premier League. Despite being started frequently during his early life at Old Trafford, the winger was quickly dropped from first-team opportunities by Van Gaal after consistent poor performances. The same trend has continued under new manager Mourinho.
The player’s off-field behavior has not helped his cause as well.
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