Early June was when Louis van Gaal made a quick move to capture the rising young sensation in Dutch Football, Memphis Depay, eventually bringing him to the club. PSG’s approach that time was when it was signalled that United had to make a quick move and so they did. Since then, it’s been a topsy-turvy ride for the winger who back then had got 28 goals in 40 appearances for PSV Eindhoven and had played a major part in their title winning success in Holland.
Today, after the Louis Van Gaal era and in the time of Jose Mourinho, the youngster looks to have lost his place. It was always deemed that he will take the time to adapt to the game of the English soil but he hasn’t really delivered for Manchester United given the time.
The signing of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and the progression of Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford has added immense competition and as things stand, the chances are not being given to Depay and the only reason could be that he has not impressed the manager.
Rumours have already started to blossom considering the player and at this rate, a move in January looks imminent for the youngster who came with a huge reputation. Perhaps the quality existing now at United would dent the player’s hopes of getting regular football.
Ronald Koeman’s arrival in the summer for Everton has marked a change in the club after a dismal campaign with earlier manager Roberto Martinez. Immediately, the manager has added to the attack with signings such as Bolasie but still Everton in the final third need more than Lukaku.
Whenever their star striker has a slump in form, others take the time to deliver and in the inconsistency of Barkley or Bolasie or even Mirallas, for instance, doesn’t help. It has just emerged now that after the match against Manchester United, Yannick Bolasie is mostly out for the season after injuring his ligament and needs a surgery. This is a major blow in the attack for Koeman.
This is where someone like Depay can come in and play a role with having a much higher chance to make an impact and deliver. He can gel in with Kevin Mirallas, Ross Barkley and Gerard Deulofeu. Depay is a hot property down the left side with his dribbling being very efficient and he’s shown in the PSV days that he isn’t afraid to cut across and shoot. Although settling in England for any player is a tough task, it’s beneficial for some because age is on their side.
Koeman’s Dutch influence will also help the player to grow and less competition will make him get higher chances to sign with the pressure of playing for a massive club like United lifted off his back even though any club’s fans definitely have the right to expect special performances week in week out. Depay is probably one of the best available wingers available in the market to temporarily patch up the attacking sector and looks like the Everton move is hugely possible.