Everton have added fuel to fire regarding the speculation linking them with Memphis Depay.
Memphis joined the Old Trafford club during the reign of Louis van Gaal, and arrived in Manchester with a lot of promise – so much so, that he was handed the legendary #7 shirt by the club.
However, the £25 million-rated signing has since failed to emulate the kind of success he achieved at PSV Eindhoven, and currently finds himself out of current manager Jose Mourinho’s favour.
But despite his below-par as well as rare performances for the Red Devils, the 22-year-old still has a lot of admirers, with Ronald Koeman being one of them. The Everton boss publicly talked about his interest in bringing Memphis to the Merseyside club earlier this week, thereby giving rise to a lot of speculation.
“I would like to have him,” Koeman told FOX Sports Netherlands programme De tafel van Kees. “I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games.”
And now, the Toffees have added further fuel to fire, by tweeting about Memphis’ performance for his country against Luxembourg on Sunday night on their official account.
— Everton (@Everton) November 13, 2016
Memphis made a major impact from the bench on Sunday night, with his headed goal in the 58th minute giving Netherlands a well deserved lead in their crucial World Cup 2018 Qualifier. The United man was also responsible for putting the game to rest and sealing the victory for the Lions, when he found the net in the 84th minute with a trademark free kick.
Thanks to Depay’s brace, Netherlands are now second in Group A with 7 points, and just 3 points behind leaders France.