Memphis Depay Could Leave Old Trafford For £26m This Summer

Manchester United are reportedly willing to let Dutch winger Memphis Depay leave the club before the end of the summer transfer window.

Despite been named in Jose Mourinho’s squad for new campaign, Memphis has yet to start a game for his new manager thus far and is said to be attracting interest from a host of clubs around Europe.

According to the Telegraph the club are willing to let the winger leave the theatre of dreams should they recoup most of the £26 million pound fee they paid PSV Eindhoven last summer.

With Anthony Martial, Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan all seemingly ahead of the winger in Mourinho’s thinking, it has made things even harder for Memphis to get a spot in the starting eleven.

The 22-year-old has endured a mixed start to life at Old Trafford. Having been signed by former United head coach Louis Van Gaal last June the winger had initially made a promising start to his United career scoring two and assisting another in the clubs Champions League third round qualifier 3-1 victory against Club Brugge before following it up a month later with a neat strike against his old side PSV Eindhoven in the champions league proper. However the Dutchman has failed to live up to expectations since fast becoming a less consistent figure in and amongst the Manchester United starting eleven.

The arrival of Jose Mourinho to the club this summer was always going to make it a decisive time period for the future of Memphis. This would be the time were the Portuguese would either stick with him and give him another chance to impress or call it quits and cash in on the winger.

Memphis is an undoubtedly talented footballer who has all the makings of going on to become a real world class footballer. We have already seen that last season in particular against FC Midtylland in the Europa League at Old Trafford where the winger put in one of the most fantastic solo performances ever seen on a football field, however we just haven’t seen that often enough from him.

Inconsistent displays have been the stars major downfall at Manchester United. There have been far too many occasions where when selected Memphis has failed to stand up and deliver and should he stay at the club this season and maintain that level of inconsistency he will be shown the exit door.