Memphis Depay believes a “dream” move to the Premier League with Manchester United can help him become the best footballer in the world.
United agreed a deal with PSV for the Netherlands winger’s services last week, believed to be in the region of £25million.
The 22-year-old has enjoyed a stellar 2014-15, scoring 28 goals in 39 appearances for PSV, helping them to a first Eredivisie title in seven years.
Speaking at a sponsor’s event in London, Depay believes he can only get better.
“I believe I can be one of the best players in the world,” Depay said.
“That’s why I have my ‘Dreamchaser’ tattoo on my chest. I don’t have a secret. You have to work on your dreams everyday that’s what I’m doing.
“I was very happy with my World Cup. But even when the World Cup was finished I knew I had to keep focused.
“That’s what I spoke to my manager about when I got back from the World Cup. That’s one of the keys to my success.
“I’m very excited, I’ve always dreamt about the Premier League – it’s a big dream that’s come true. But it’s not the end of the dream – it’s just starting.”
The bulk of Depay’s goals have been scored from the left flank, drawing comparisons with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo – something the Dutchman likes to hear.
“I heard people compare me to Cristiano Ronaldo,” he told Goal.
“It’s great to hear other people say that, but I’m still 21 and I hope one day I can reach the level of Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I’m the same player as him in style and he’s a big hero for me. He scored so many goals and I have to fight to be the same.”
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