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Didn't need any convincing to join Manchester United: Memphis Depay

4.60K   //    08 May 2015, 13:24 IST
Memphis Depay was on many clubs’ radar before he made the decision to join Manchester United

Both PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United confirmed Memphis Depay’s move from the Dutch club to the English giant. Depay himself was quick to thank his fans and set new goals as his Twitter and Instagram posts would indicate.

The 21-year-old’s big move that is set to cost United in the region of £22m is still subject to a medical. However, the youngster was quick to explain his decision to make the switch 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,” Depay said.

He added, “For me, Manchester United is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing of the guys who already play at Manchester United.

“They told me only positive things though, and I'm looking forward to playing with my Dutch teammates next to all the other great players of Manchester United. And working with manager Louis van Gaal again is also a big bonus.”

On being asked about offers from other clubs, the Dutch winger said, “Yes [there were other clubs interested], but you shouldn't believe all the rumors in the media. In the end it was just a matter of feeling, not a matter of money.”

As he did on social media, he also went on to thank PSV and his supporters, saying, “I've learned so much at PSV, not only on the pitch but also as a person, that makes me grateful, but I really felt it was time for me to move on. And you can't deny the interest of a club like Manchester United.

“I’m proud of winning the title with PSV. It’s something the fans deserved, and something I wanted so bad as well. I wish the club all the best for coming season, and hopefully they’re lifting a trophy again next year.”

Depay was instrumental in PSV’s title win this season notching up 21 goals and 4 assists for them.