Manchester United F.C. have reached an agreement with Dutch Eredivisie champions PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of highly-rated forward Memphis Depay.
The Holland international, 21, impressed many at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil before helping PSV win the league title this season.
A statement on United’s official website read: “Manchester United has reached agreement with PSV Eindhoven and Memphis Depay for the player’s transfer, subject to a medical, once the transfer window opens in June.”
Depay, who has bagged 21 goals and four assists in 28 league appearances for PSV in 2014/15, has agreed a four-year deal with the Red Devils, with an option for a further year.
According to reports, PSV will receive around £25 million for the 21-year-old.
Stam on Depay
Former United defender Jaap Staam believes Depay will fit in perfectly at Old Trafford, and rightly so.
“He’s a quality player,” Stam told MUTV and ManUtd.com during an interview in Amsterdam on Thursday.
“United always want to attack and the club always has an interest in players that have a lot of pace and who can also play the one-vs-ones and create something or score goals. Memphis is that type of player.
“He doesn’t pay a lot of attention to what people say in the press, he does his own thing and is very focused on his own thing. Of course, he is a team player and that’s what you need to be at United, but he has his own qualities and he knows that.
“He’s proven that in Holland for a couple of seasons now and also with the national team and I think it’s a good step for him to join United now, and also work with Louis van Gaal because he knows him very well of course.”
The arrival of Depay, and the news of United opening contract talks with Ashley Young, could potentially threaten club record signing Ángel Di María’s future at Old Trafford.
In fact, reports are suggesting Di María could be offered back to Real Madrid in a swap deal for Gareth Bale, who has been a massive disappointment during his second season in the Spanish capital.
Despite tallying 13 goals and eight assists in 29 La Liga appearances this term, Bale has been the subject of criticism from both Los Blancos’ supporters and football pundits.
After Bale’s dismal display against Juventus in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, former United midfielder Roy Keane blasted the former Tottenham Hotspur star.