Memphis Depay Completes Man United Transfer

Memphis Depay has completed a £31m transfer from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United.

The Dutch international has signed a four-year contract with the option for a further year.

The 21-year-old scored 22 goals in 30 games to top the Eredevisie goal scorers’ chart this season as PSV claimed the championship title.

He told MUTV: “I have been at PSV Eindhoven since I was 12 years old and I would like to thank them for everything. It was a great moment when we won the league and I was so happy to be part of that. This is now a new chapter in my life and one that I am looking forward to.”

Depay, who came through the ranks at PSV, made his senior debut in September 2011 and went on to score 50 goals in 124 appearances.
He was one of the shortlisted candidates for the Young Player Award at the 2014 Fifa World Cup, when he played under the guidance of United manager, Louis van Gaal, then serving in his most recent assignment with a national team.

Depay has been capped 16 times at international level, scoring three times.

Louis van Gaal said: “I know Memphis well from our time working together in the Netherlands national team. He is a young versatile player who has the ability to play in a number of different positions.

“It will take time for Memphis to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League but I have no doubt that he has the potential to become a great footballer for this club and he is at the right club to continue the good work he has done so far.”

The midfielder said: “This is a dream come true for me; to play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone who I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis van Gaal. I have great belief in my ability and I work hard to strive to achieve my dreams.”