Memphis Depay is on the verge of a sensational return to Manchester United – Football World – Transfers

Memphis Depay is on the verge of a sensational return to Manchester United – Football World – Transfers

Manchester United are considering a surprise move for Barcelona forward Memphis Depay. The 28-year-old Dutchman already had one unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford between 2015 and 2017. He was signed for £31m by then manager Louis van Gaal but failed to live up to expectations after scoring seven goals in 53 games and was subsequently sold to Olympique Lyonnais.

But with a new Dutchman at the helm of the Red Devils in Erik ten Hag, United could make an £8m bid for Depay, reports Marca. The forward is expected to leave the Red Devils as Barcelona need fresh funds and want to shed his wages.

He was about to transfer to Juventus, and Barca were even ready to cancel his contract. In the last hours, however, it became clear that the “Biaconeri” chose to attract Arkadiusz Milik from Olympique Marseille instead of the Dutchman.

It opens up a chance for United, who also need reinforcements up front due to the uncertain future of star player Cristiano Ronaldo. Tottenham are also monitoring the striker’s situation and were initially ready to offer around £15m. Newcastle also had an interest in Depay, but the footballer himself has no desire to play for either Spurs or the Geordies.

At the same time, Barcelona are trying to part with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Man United were interested in the former Arsenal striker, but according to reports he would prefer a move to Chelsea, who are in talks to bring him to Stamford Bridge.