Manchester United have beaten rivals Liverpool to the signing of highly-rated Dutch winger Memphis Depay subject to a medical, with confirmation coming from the Red Devils’ official Twitter account.
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The PSV Eindhoven man has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League in recent weeks and now looks set to join his compatriots Louis van Gaal, Daley Blind and Robin van Persie at Old Trafford next season.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 7, 2015
Pending the successful completion of the medical, the deal will go through once the transfer window opens in June. — Manchester United (@ManUtd) May 7, 2015
The news will come as a bitter blow for Brendan Rodgers’ side as reports in the Express claimed they were the favourites to land the youngster as they seek to add more firepower to the ranks following a disappointing season in front of goal.
Depay was in sensational form for PSV this season as he scored an remarkable 21 goals in 28 league appearances en route to clinching a first Eredivisie title for the club in seven years.