Club president confirms agreement with Manchester United for winger
LYON president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed the Ligue 1 side have agreed a deal in principle with Manchester United for Memphis Depay.
Reports earlier in the evening had claimed the two sides were on the brink of concluding a deal worth around £16m including bonuses.
And Aulas has revealed only the formalities remain before Depay becomes a Lyon player.
Memphis Depay spotted looking shady as he gets into his car
Wed, January 11, 2017
Manchester United outcast Memphis Depay seemed keen to keep a low profile as he got into his £250,000 Rolls Royce after enjoying lunch in Hale on Wednesday
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Memphis Depay is spotted out and about in the village of Hale
He told French newspaper L'Equipe: “At the beginning of this afternoon I reached an agreement in principle with Manchester United, the finer details still need to be sorted out but at a more expensive base than is currently being circulated.”
Depay's imminent move to Lyon will end an unsuccessful 18 months in English football for the Dutchman.
Manchester United's Memphis Depay
He arrived from PSV Eindhoven in May 2015 for £25million but failed to replicate the impressive form his showed in the Eredivisie.
This season he's made just one start in all competitions under Jose Mourinho.
His last appearance came against Feyenoord in the Europa League on November 24.
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