Manchester United have agreed a deal with PSV for forward Memphis Depay. The 21-year-old now needs to pass the medical once the transfer window opens.
United announced the news on social media, tweeting: MUFC has reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven and Memphis Depay for the player’s transfer, subject to a medical.
Sky Sports understand the deal will be initially four years with the option of an extra year. The fee is believed to be around £25m.
Marcel Brands, PSV’s technical director, said: “We are very proud of this transfer.
“Memphis has come up through all the PSV teams from the youth academy and has played an important part in winnng the title this year.
“He’s a wonderful exponent of our training and will be a great addition to a magnificent club in a beautiful competition. We’re obviously losing a fantastic player who is of great value to the team. But PSV grants him this wonderful move.”
Depay, who was also a reported target of PSG and Liverpool, played under Louis van Gaal at last year’s World Cup in Brazil, and scored two goals for Holland. He becomes the 10th Dutchman to have played (considering the deal is all but done) for Manchester United.
We bring you some of the best tweets after the news broke out:
— Ryan Dimmock (@R_Dimmock) May 7, 2015
United buying pace and goals with Memphis Depay. More importantly, seem to be doing their business early this time. Good start. — Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonMEN) May 7, 2015
21 – @MemphisDepay is the youngest player in the top 10 European leagues (excl. play-offs) with 15+ league goals this season. Devil.
— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) May 7, 2015
Willian, Sanchez, Konoplyanka, Diego Costa, Depay, Salah, Shaqiri and now Depay. I can handle two or three, but our club is a joke now.
— Liverpool GFN (@LiverpoolGFN) May 7, 2015
excellent signing for Man Utd. Early, team-focused and decent price. #Depay
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) May 7, 2015
Brendan Rodgers will be gutted to lose out on Depay after meeting him personally, he thought at one point he had got him.
— Graeme Bailey (@GraemeBailey) May 7, 2015
If Liverpool *don’t* go for Depay they’re negligent. But if Utd, with more money & CL, + his old Dutch boss, want him he goes there. Simple
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) May 7, 2015