Memphis Depay Now No.1 On Lyon’s Wishlist

Reuters / John Sibley

Lyon coach Bruno Génésio says the Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is his “number one priority” in the winter transfer window.

Memphis Depay, struggling to earn a permanent place in the first team at Old Trafford, is attracting interest from elsewhere.

He joined the Red Devils for £25m from PSV back in 2015. But with new manager Jose Mourinho not exactly a big fan, Lyon is looking to lure the Dutchman away from Manchester. However, despite Bruno Génésio being keen on signing the 22-year-old, he did admit there were a lot of factors involved.

Génésio was quoted as saying on Lyon’s website: “Things are progressing. We keep on working. It takes time, discussions … because recruiting a player now is not easy. I trust the president to get things done quickly.


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“I have put a priority on Memphis Depay. He is a powerful player who scores goals and is good at set-pieces. Rachid [Ghezzal] has left for the Africa Nations Cup and Memphis knows how to play out wide.

“I’m a fan of this player, he has an interesting profile for us, especially as we risk losing Rachid at the end of the season. But there are several things to consider, including the price.

The coach heaped further praise on the United No.7, saying he also had a lot of international experience and potential, making him Lyon’s number one priority.

Meanwhile, Depay has also been linked with Everton, but their failure to offload Gerard Deulofeu has stalled the move.

 

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