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Manchester United Could Bring Back Former Star

According to the latest reports, Manchester United have the option to bring Lyon superstar Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford as Lyon’s Sporting Director begins to open talks over his transfer.

The Dutchman Depay joined the Premier League giants from Eredivisie outfit PSV Eindhoven back in 2015 but could only manage seven goals in 53 appearances across all competitions and he was rather unable to live up to the high expectations at Manchester United..

For one and a half years, Depay was unhappy with life in England but that came to an end when he joined Lyon for a fee in the region of £16million back in the January transfer window of 2017. And the 25-year-old seems to have regained his ability and confidence in Ligue 1 as Depay has managed to score seven times in 10 top-flight appearances this season despite Lyon’s troubled start to the campaign, along with four goals in as many Champions League games so far.

Netherlands head coach Ronald Koeman recently told reporters that it would be better for his country if Depay was playing for a bigger club which sparked rumors that the star forward could be leaving the French outfit in the upcoming winter transfer window.

In the event of his performances drawing offers from some of the European heavyweights, Lyon’s sporting director Juninho told the club’s official website that Manchester United have the priority to bring back Depay back to Old Trafford if there are several other parties interested in his services.

The Brazilian said that the Red Devils have the option to buy back Depay but the winger is happy at Lyon at the moment, “Manchester has a priority if several clubs line up to buy him, But we have not received any offers so far. He is really happy right now in Lyon. We will discuss a contract extension by the end of the year.

Depay’s deal with Lyon expires at the end of next season and the Red Devils are in dire need of a goalscorer. Hopefully, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is able to lure in the Dutchman and get the best out of him unlike former Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.

 

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