Man United flop Memphis Depay has revealed that he still hopes to play at the topmost level, and has a ‘realistic’ dream to play for Real Madrid, as per reports.
Depay was brought to Old Trafford by former United manager Louis van Gaal from PSV two years ago, but the Dutch winger couldn’t live upto his potential, as he just scored 7 times in his 53 appearances for the Red Devils. As a result, the 23-year-old was sold for £21.7m in January to Lyon.
So far in France, the wide-man has had a fairly successful run, but he is now hoping to perform at a top level and eventually secure a move to European Champions Real Madrid.
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While talking to The PSV Supporter magazine, Depay said, “I think I’m going to Real Madrid. Yes, that is a serious goal. When the time will come? That only God knows. He helps me and takes me there. I had very nice times at PSV, but I wanted to reach higher goals in my career. At Lyon I’m very happy. The club is in a way comparable to PSV.”
However, United have a £35 million buy-back clause inserted in Depay’s contract, and Jose Mourinho ‘wishes’ that the Dutchman could one day return to the Theatre of Dreams.
Mourinho had previously claimed: “We wish he plays well at Lyon and comes back because everyone here likes him. Potentially he is still a very good player. Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did well to buy him. He knew him from the national team. He was very young in the World Cup and had flashes of top quality.
“He did not succeed in the 18 months he was here but I think it is very important for the club to keep control of his talent.”
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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