MANCHESTER United’s newest signing Memphis Depay admits he rejected offers from several of Europe’s top clubs in favour of agreeing a £25m summer transfer to Old Trafford.
Depay is poised to join from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven in June, subject to a medical next week, in a deal set to take United’s spending since last summer past £170m. The 21-year-old forward, who was also wanted by Liverpool and linked with Paris Saint-Germain, revealed that former Holland coach Louis van Gaal helped lure him to Manchester.
“It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn’t make it any easier,” said Depay, who has scored 27 goals in 38 club games this season.
“Manchester United is an absolute dream club. Working with Louis van Gaal again is also a big bonus.”
Manchester United have committed more than £170m in transfer fees since the end of last season
Ander Herrera, Athletic Bilbao £29m
Luke Shaw, Southampton £27m
Marcos Rojo, Sporting Lisbon £16m
Angel Di Maria, Real Madrid £60m
Daley Blind, Ajax £14m
Memphis Depay, PSV £25m