Man Utd: £230k-a-week star 'open' to shock Old Trafford return
Manchester United target Memphis Depay isn’t against the idea of returning to Old Trafford, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The £230,000 per-week star is being linked with a move back to the Theatre of Dreams as Erik ten Hag looks to continue his productive summer in the dugout.
What’s the latest news involving Depay?
Depay spent 18 unsuccessful months at United between 2015 and 2017, scoring just seven goals in more than 50 appearances, which led to him leaving for Lyon.
He would enjoy a glistening career in France, registering 132 goal contributions in 178 games before he made the switch to Barcelona last summer.
But his time in the Nou Camp has been far from successful, with the Catalan giants now hoping to get him off their wage bill.
As a result, the Manchester Evening News claim that United are ‘considering’ a move for the 28-year-old, who’s got just 12 months left on his Barca contract.
The report claims the La Liga side are prepared to sell the forward, who hasn’t played a minute this season and is unlikely to get many opportunities following the arrivals of Raphinha and Robert Lewandowski.
But while Jones said that Depay would consider re-signing for the Red Devils, he reckons that certain figures at Old Trafford are concerned whether he fits the bill under Ten Hag.
What did Jones say about Depay?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Memphis has been offered to them, he’s not against the idea of a return. There are a couple of people at the club that are a bit sceptical about whether he’s the right fit for the direction they’re heading, although it would still be a slight surprise if he turned up.”
How did Depay perform last season?
Depay might have scored in eight of his first 14 La Liga games following his move from Lyon, but that would be as good as it got for the Dutchman.
He would hardly feature over the next three months due to two different injuries, and while he managed to win his place back towards the back end of the campaign, he ended with just 13 goals in all competitions, his worst return since 2016-2017.
Depay’s fortunes weren’t helped by the mid-season arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, but it’s fair to say that what looks like being his only year in Spain was a disappointing one.