Several clubs have reached out to Manchester United upon hearing the news of Memphis Depay’s departure. But among the teams that have shown interest, it is the French outfit Lyon that will do everything just to secure his signature.
Depay came to Old Trafford on a £25M deal from PSV Eindhoven. Due to this, the club’s head honcho, Jose Mourinho stressed that he would not accept anything that is less than £17M and it looks like, Lyon is willing to accommodate United’s demands. This is despite the fact that the club’s manager, Bruno Genesio is not impressed by the player.
Nevertheless, a deal is most likely to take place soon. Lyon’s chairman, Jean-Michel Aulas shared that he has already sought the help of ex-Liverpool manager, Garrard Houllier to facilitate the transfer.
“I do not know if it can be done, but it’s worth trying. We are trying to strengthen ourselves with that. Gerard will help us because you have to speak English to this operation,” Aulas shared in an interview.
However, Lyon cannot be too confident since other squads look forward to sabotaging their master plan.
Nice, which is currently, the top club in Ligue 1 is planning to secure Depay’s services as well. The team is hoping that they can bring out the best from him just like what they did to the former AC Milan and Liverpool outcast, Mario Balotelli.
Everton, which has already secured a deal for Morgan Schneiderlin’s transfer, is also interested.
Sadly, neither of these teams have agreed to the transfer fee that Mourinho demands.
Depay has only played 10 times for United this season. In an interview, the Special one explained that his willingness to let go of the 22-year-old talent is because he is already a surplus in the squad.
We have Lingard, Mkhitaryan, Mata, Rashford, sometimes Rooney, Memphis. We have a lot of players there. So it is not easy for anyone of them to play,” he shared