Manchester United winger Memphis Depay has been linked with a move away from Old Trafford once again.
The Dutch international has failed to impress José Mourinho so far and Turkish giants Galatasaray are looking to offer him an exit route during the January transfer window. Daily Mirror are reporting that Galatasaray will submit a 15 million pounds bid for the former PSV attacker.
Depay was regarded as one of the best young attackers in Europe during his time with PSV, but he failed to replicate those performances under Van Gaal and is now struggling to get a look in under Mourinho. The likes of Martial, Rashford, Mata, Young and Lingard are all ahead of him in the pecking order.
Manchester United paid €30m to bring Depay to Old Trafford and will look to recoup most of that amount if they sell him during the summer. However, the winger has hardly played over the last 12 months and the Premier League giants are unlikely to get that kind of a fee for him.
Depay is lacking in sharpness and confidence. Changing clubs might be an ideal option for him. The Dutch international needs some time away from the pressure and limelight at Manchester United. Going out on loan would have been best for all parties involved, but if Galatasaray decide to sign him permanently, United should look to cut their losses and move on.
Although the player’s talent is beyond doubt, he needs to play regularly in order to regain his form and fulfill his potential. At this moment, that will not be possible at Manchester United.