Manchester Untied transfer rumour: AS Roma and Olympique Marseille set to offer Memphis Depay exit options
Memphis Depay, after some dubious performances and failing to impress, has fallen down the pecking order at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho. But the 22-year-old is now drawing interest from some big European clubs with AS Roma and Olympique Marseille looking for a loan move for the Dutchman in January.
According to French outlet, Le10 Sport, Ligue 1 club Olympique Marseille are monitoring the situation of United's no. 7 and are looking to offer him an escape route to end his nightmare at Old Trafford.
But the Dutchman is persistent to stay at United and fight for his place. Also, Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho sees him in his plans for the future at Man United and would be willing to let him go on loan after having just played 100 odd minutes across all competitions since the Portuguese's arrival at Old Trafford.
According to an Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma are the other club who are very keen to land the 22-year-old on loan to fix their side's attacking woes. With their star forward, Mohammad Salah bound by his duties for his national side at upcoming African Cup of Nations, they see Memphis Depay as an able replacement. The Serie A club is also willing to match the wage demands of the United man.
Also, according to some reports, Turkish club Fenerbahce are also looking to make a January move for the Dutchman. Fenerbahce manager, Dick Advocaat, had recently urged Depay to leave the Red Devils after taking a look at his situation in the recent Europa League tie and, after giving the fellow Dutchman his professional debut for PSV Eindhoven, it seems a reunion could happen for good.
Memphis Depay, who joined United during Louis van Gaal’s reign in a £25m switch from then Eredivisie champions, PSV Eindhoven, has scrambled to adapt to the Premier League's tenacity. Having racked up seven goals and ten assists in an impressive start to his season under Louis Van Gaal, the Dutchman fell out of the LVG’s first-team plans because of his inconsistency.
Even after having worked hard in pre-season to kickstart his career at United, it appears Memphis is no closer to convincing Jose Mourinho that he deserves to start and a loan move in January to get some much-needed game time looks to be the best option for the talented Dutchman.