Manchester United transfer target Memphis Depay looks set to be on his way out of PSV this summer after latest quotes from the Dutch club’s director Marcel Brands.
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The Netherlands international, who impressed under Louis van Gaal at last summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil, has emerged as one of United’s top targets for the next transfer window as they seek to improve their attacking midfield options.
With Angel Di Maria having a poor season at Old Trafford since his club-record move from Real Madrid last year, and the likes of Nani perhaps unlikely to be part of the Red Devils’ first-team plans next term after going out on loan, the signing of a quality young attacker like Depay makes sense.
The 21-year-old has 19 goals in 25 games this season, showing himself to be a top class winger or forward, with Brands conceding to the Daily Mail that his side don’t stand much chance of keeping him.
“The chances are very high that he leaves. If you see what clubs are enquiring about him, they really are the best in Europe,” he said.
“When I talk for PSV I would say he is not ready and should continue here for another year. But I am realistic and if I worked at a big European club, I’d buy him without question.
“With a heavy heart [we would let him go], because a great player and a great guy leaves. But we are also proud that a boy from the academy is going to make such a step.”