Highly-rated winger wanted at Old Trafford.
Manchester united are preparing to make an offer for PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay this summer as a replacement for Ashley Young.
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Under fire United boss David Moyes is looking to massively overhaul his squad ahead of the new season in a bid to bounce straight back after a disappointing first campaign in charge and CaughtOffside understands that he has earmarked the young Dutchman as the ideal candidate to replace the misfiring England star.
Young has gone from being one of the most genuinely exciting attacking talents in the country whilst at Aston Villa into a figure of derision as his consistent diving and alarming loss of form means that he will most likely be shipped out of the club this summer.
Young is set to be just one of several United stars to be placed on the scrapheap in the coming months alongside the likes of Anderson, Nani and Fabio, and Moyes is keen to bring in players with enough potential to become the players that his current crop couldn’t be.
And with that in mind he is looking to PSV Eindhoven’s Memphis Depay as the man to help turn their fortunes around after he burst onto the scene last season.
Operating primarily as a left winger, the 21-year-old has discovered that he has the uncanny knack for finding the back of the net on a regular basis and has already notched 13 goals in 40 appearances across all competitions already this term as PSV continue to chase Ajax at the top of the Eredivisie table.
Moyes is also aware that Depay will not come cheap as he is still under contract until 2017. And although he has an initial value or around £5m PSV are rumoured to want four times as much as that before they even entertain the idea of letting him go.
Depay has made a steady rise through the youth ranks with the Dutch national side, progressing quickly through the under 15,16,17,19 and 21’s before making his debut with the senior side in 2013 when he came on as a late substitute in a World Cup qualifier against Turkey.
During his time with PSV he has managed to pick up the KNVB Beker in the 2011-12 season, as well as the Johan Cruijff Schaal in 2012.
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