New Signing: Memphis Depay

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 17: Memphis Depay of PSV celebrates scoring the third goal of the game during the Eredivisie match between PSV Eindhoven and Go Ahead Eagles at Philips Stadion on August 17, 2013 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images)

Manchester United today reached an agreement with Dutch Champions PSV Eindhoven for the transfer of Memphis Depay, subject to the completion of his medical. The fee United will pay for Depay is believed to be in the region of £25-£30million and will be completed once the summer transfer window opens at the start of June. Depay who scored 21 goals for PSV as they were crowned Dutch Champions. He is now set his sights on helping Manchester United win more trophies. He is not the first player to move from PSV to Manchester United, following in footsteps of Park, Stam and Van Nistelrooy.

Memphis Depay has spent all of his career so at PSV and has made 125 appearances in all competitions for the Dutch side. He made his debut for PSV on 21st September 2011 in a KNVB cup match against amateur side VVSB, scoring two goals in this match. His first Eredivisie match came 26th February 2012 against Feyenoord, with PSV beating their rivals 3-2 in Eindhoven. Memphis signed his first professional contract with PSV on 29th June 2012, tying him to PSV until the summer of 2017.

Depay made his real breakthrough at PSV in 2013/14 season, he made 43 appearances in all competitions scoring 14 goals and scoring his first goals in European competition. He helped PSV to finish 4th in the Eredivisie table and secure European football for the club. Despite being linked with Manchester United and other top European teams but stayed at PSV this season. Depay has had an impressive season scoring 27 goals in 38 games in all competitions. Helping PSV to win their 22nd Eredivisie title.

On the international stage, Depay has played for all the age groups for the Dutch side right through to the senior side. In 2011 he helped the Dutch win the under-17 European Championships, with Depay scoring in the final as they beat Germany 5-2. Depay made his debut for the senior Dutch national side on 15th October 2013 when he came on for final minutes of 2-0 victory over Turkey. Depay was part of Louis Van Gaal’s Dutch squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. He became the youngest Dutch player to score at the World Cup finals at the age of 20 years and 4 months. He helped the Dutch to finish 3rd in the World Cup and earned many admirers.

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  1. We will just have to wait and see, though he would be a better strike partner for RVP,put Rooney in midfield alongside Carrick, di Maria on left. May have to offload some though. Good informative piece.

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