Transfer windows are for suckers. If you’re a big club, you want a decent player, and you’ve got the money to pay for it, you don’t need to wait until the summer to get down to business.
PSV Eindhoven sensation Memphis Depay has been on the target list for several top-tier clubs, with everyone in the high end of the Premier League interested. Manchester United have long been pipped to be at or near the front of their line, which is hardly a surprise. They have gobs of money, prestige, a manager who Depay’s already familiar with from his time with the Dutch national team, and- as is looking increasingly likely- the prospect of Champions League football.
Even though the summer transfer window doesn’t open for another two months, it looks like United got their man.
The medical will purportedly happen next week, and the deal will be formally processed once the window opens.
Here’s what the 21 year old winger had to say:
Depay is one of the most promising young talents in Europe right now. He’s been tearing up the Eredivisie all season and he’s shown some real qualities while playing for the Netherlands. By most accounts, this is the right move with the right club at the right time.
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