Memphis Depay could be the future of Manchester United, and it looks bloody good!
Manchester United sealed the £25 million transfer of Memphis Depay yesterday afternoon. The PSV forward has been in scintillating form this season and has managed to take his game to another level following his cameo in the World cup.
If the disappointment of bitter rivals Liverpool was not satisfying enough, here are a few other reasons why Memphis Depay will be an outstanding addition for the Red Devils.
At the age of 21, Depay comes with enormous room for development. Considering his current form and maturity, it is quite obvious that the Dutchman is destined to be a superstar.
Furthermore, working with a world class manager like Van Gaal, who has guided several talented youngsters to stardom will only bring out the best in the PSV forward.
Apart from his ridiculous talent, one of the most refreshing factors in the signing of Memphis Depay is his attitude. Judging by his comments in the press, the Dutch youngster has great admiration and respect for the club he is joining. Also, the fact that he turned down a mega money offer from PSG and joined Manchester United, speaks volumes about the player.
In a footballing world filled with mercenaries like Emmanuel Adebayor, the likes of Depay are a welcome change.
Moving on to footballing terms, Manchester United have been crying out for a player like Depay, ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid.
A powerful winger with blistering pace, scoring all kinds of goals is exactly what United’s attack needs at the moment. Depay not only addresses United’ severe lack of pace, but will share some of the goalscoring responsibility of Wayne Rooney as well.
Technically proficient, strong and agile, Memphis Depay is not just a traditional speed merchant. His intelligence, running in behind defenders and set piece prowess makes him a complete attacker.
Also, his ability to play anywhere across the front three and in a free role makes him an efficient option for Van Gaal, who believes in adapting and evolving according to situations.
Furthermore, in an inflated market where average talents are sold for ridiculous prices, Manchester United have struck an amazing bargain which could prove to be a game changer, not just next season, but long term as well.