The Daily Star broke the story that Netherlands forward Memphis Depay has been informed of interest in him from Tottenham, Manchester City and Manchester United. Colin Harvey goes on to say that he believes United are the front-runners due to the appointment of Louis Van Gaal, currently in charge of the Dutch national side of course, and Robin van Persie too. However, the player himself has been quoted as saying:
“Of course I have read that Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are interested. But no more than that.
“I’ll see later. My agent Kees Ploegsma is here [in Brazil] too, but we are not talking about that kind of stuff. That is for after the World Cup.”
So it seems that if anything is to be done with regards to Depays’ future, it will be after the World Cup has finished, and with their 2-1 win on Sunday evening against Mexico, that wait is to be extended. Whether or not he and his International manager have talked about any such thing we don’t know, but on his performances so far in the tournament I think we would be stupid to not at least enquire for the 20-year-old who has played an important role in the Netherlands getting as far as they with a couple of important goals.
Though it is common knowledge that players should never be bought on the back of good World Cups or other international tournaments, Depay has proven to be consistently good at club level also with 14 goals from 43 matches for PSV Eindhoven. The reported £17 million fee would appear to be good value for a young talent like him, however should he continue in the form he is currently we could face stiff competition for his signature.
By Matt Henderson
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