Man United have first option to sign £77,000-a-week in-form playmaker


Manchester United hired the services of Memphis Depay to replace Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford in 2015. Unfortunately, the Dutch international did not prove to be a hit in the Premier League and was allowed to join Lyon in January 2017.

The former PSV Eindhoven star has been in top form for Lyon and now, he is linked with a move away from the French club.

According to a recent report covered by Mirror Sport, Tottenhem Hotspur, who are struggling in the Premier League, are ready to make a huge offer of £50million to sign the playmaker.

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However, as confirmed by Lyon’s former player and current DOF, Juninho, Man United have the first option to sign Depay. The retired Brazilian international claimed (OL):

“Manchester (United) has a priority if several clubs line up to buy (Depay). But we have not received any offers so far. He is really happy right now in Lyon. He deserves the armband like others. Rudi (Garcia) will soon make his decision. He is a technical leader. We will discuss an extension of contract by the end of the year.”

His current contract will expire in 2021 and for now, he is earning (L’EquipetalkSPORT) around 90,000 euros a week (£77,000-a-week).

In his first half season with the Ligue 1 club, the speedy attacker directly contributed in 13 goals in as many league starts. In 2017-18, he started 28 league games, netted 19 goals and provided 13 assists.

Last season, the Netherlands attacker directly contributed in 20 goals in 28 league starts and as far as the current campaign is concerned, so far, he has already netted 11 goals in 14 appearances in all competitions.

He is a regular starter in the senior national team under the management of Ronald Koeman, who recently claimed that the 25-year-old should play in one of the biggest clubs in the world and fight for top prizes (L’Equipe).

Lyon are taking part in the Champions League this season and after four games, they are second in the group behind German club Leipzig. On the other hand, Man United failed to qualify for the UCL and are currently on top of their Europa League group.

Without doubt, Man Utd are one of the biggest clubs in the world but at the moment, the the Red Devils are struggling and need reinforcements in the January transfer window.

Solskjaer lacks quality and depth in the attacking third and a versatile star like Memphis Depay, who can play in multiple offensive positions, would be a quality addition. However, it must be remembered that he only managed to score 7 goals in 53 appearances during his time at Old Trafford. In your opinion, should Man United opt to re-sign him in January?

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  1. Depay ,should be a reasonable addition to Man United. Madison, Zaha,Depay in and Lingard, Pereira,Mata OUT.

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