According to Italy based media outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Manchester United flop Memphis Depay might be moving to Serie A giants AC Milan.
AC Milan recently were taken over by a consortium of Chinese businessmen with the resources to bring back the struggling club back to its glory days.
According to reports, the owners have agreed to finance manager Vincenzo Montella’s pursuit of Memphis Depay.
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Memphis Depay joined English giants Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015. The Manchester-based club signed the winger for a fee of £25m, successfully beating bitter rivals Liverpool to his signature.
A lot was expected from Depay from both the coaches and the fans after being given the club’s iconic number 7 shirt. But, after showing initial promise, he fizzled out and had an underwhelming season, and the United fans were left with unfulfilled desires.
Depay was named as the “Best Young Player” in the world in 2015 by France Football. His playing style has earned him acclaim, with fans, media, and former players drawing comparison to Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
He began his professional career with PSV Eindhoven, where, under the influence of manager Phillip Cocu, he became an integral part of the team, scoring 50 goals in 124 games across all competitions.
During the 2015-2016 season, Depay even had the third-highest shirt sales in the world, behind Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, according to online retailer Kitbag.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, AC Milan are ready to pay big money for Memphis Depay. Manchester United would be hoping to get back most of the £24m they paid for the winger last summer.