Manchester United and Lyon agree fee for Memphis Depay transfer
MANCHESTER UNITED have struck an agreement with Lyon for winger Memphis Depay, reports claim.
Manchester United have agreed a fee with Lyon for winger Memphis Depay
Memphis is reported to have already agreed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Ligue 1 outfit and could undergo a medical within the next few hours.
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I have put a priority on Memphis Depay
Lyon coach Bruno Genesio
The 22-year-old arrived from PSV Eindhoven in May 2015 for £25million during Louis van Gaal's tenure.
But an underwhelming first season at Old Trafford has been followed by a disappointing second campaign.
He's made just one start in all competitions since Jose Mourinho's arrival, and failed to register a goal since February 2016.
Memphis Depay has made four Premier League appearances for Manchester United this season
Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has scored seven league goals for the club
Last week Lyon coach Bruno Genesio said: "Things are progressing. We keep on working. It takes time, discussions … because recruiting a player now is not easy. I trust the president to get things done quickly.
“I have put a priority on Memphis Depay. He is a powerful player who scores goals and is good at set-pieces. Rachid [Ghezzal] has left for the Africa Nations Cup and Memphis knows how to play out wide.
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“He is a young player with great international experience and a lot of potential. This is my number one priority.
“I’m a fan of this player, he has an interesting profile for us, especially as we risk losing Rachid at the end of the season. But there are several things to consider, including the price.”
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