PSV Eindhoven highly-rated winger Memphis Depay’s move to Manchester United will be officially confirmed when the transfer window opens after the two clubs agreed a fee earlier in the month.
The signing has got many Red Devils supporters in a state of excitement due to his impressive showing at last summer’s World Cup in Brazil and his goalscoring record in the Eredivisie this season, but Gary Neville has demanded that the Dutchman is given time to settle in the Barclays Premier League next year.
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Sky Sports revealed via their official Twitter account on Monday morning that the 21-year-old had jetted into the UK to undergo his medical at Old Trafford and complete all the formalities over his reported £25million move (via BBC Sport) but Neville has warned fans not to expect fireworks from the winger right straight away:
“He’s got to settle in the country and get used to playing football in Manchester. It will be different but it fits the bill in terms of him being a young player.” The former United defender told Sky Sports.
“It’s a typical Manchester United signing to sign someone who has got potential but hasn’t yet grown to become the finished product.” he added.
Depay finished the season as the top goalscorer in Holland after bagging 22 goals in 30 appearances as PSV clinched their first league title in seven seasons.
He’s the youngest man to win that individual honour since the great Brazilian striker Ronaldo in 1995, and if Depay can have half the career of the former FC Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and AC Milan striker, he’ll be a huge asset to the Red Devils.