Thursday 27 April 2017

Man United's price tag for Memphis Depay appears to have been revealed

Manchester United's Memphis Depay
Manchester United's Memphis Depay
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

The price tag Manchester United have slapped on Memphis Depay appears to have been revealed, after French club Lyon claimed they have been quoted £15m to sign the Dutch winger.

United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he is prepared to allow Depay to leave in this month’s transfer window, with Everton among the clubs believed to be keen to snap up a player who has failed to make any kind of impact since his £25m arrival at Old Trafford in the summer of 2015.

RMC Sport are reporting that Lyon are in negotiations with United over a deal to sign Depay that would see the Manchester club accept a £10m loss on their initial investment, but it appears they are keen to get the 22-year-old off their wage bill as he has failed to start a single Premier League game this season.

Mourinho has confirmed that he has decided to leave Depay out of his first team plans as he expects him to leave the club this month, but he has also hinted he could be brought back into contention for selection if he fails to secure a move in the final two weeks of January.

“I was informed by the club that there is a chance Memphis could leave,” stated Mourinho. “From a human point of view, I cannot stop him from leaving when he is not playing under me.

“If he is staying, I would be more than happy because he is a fantastic guy and a very good player. I feel so sorry that I am not giving him opportunities to play. A player of his age needs to be playing matches.

“If he stays with me, for sure, he will play some games because we have so many matches.”

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