PSV confirm that Reds are ahead of Manchester United
PSV Eindhoven have confirmed that Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain are ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Memphis Depay.
The Dutch international is wanted by the European trio and numerous reports have emerged over the past few days, but according to the club, sporting director, it’s Brendan Rodgers and Laurent Blanc who are in pole position to land the winger.
Interest in Depay
Louis Van Gaal is desperate to have a reunion with his countryman and was reportedly ready to offer PSV £25million to sign the 21-year-old, but they face an uphill task of signing him now with others interested.
Depay has had a stunning season for PSV, scoring 20 goals in 28 games, and has been pivotal in the club winning their first league title since 2008, but it looks likely that it will be his last season in the Eredivisie.
It’s already been confirmed by a former PSV figure that it’s 99.9% sure that Depay will leave the club at the end of the season and the club’s director has now revealed where he’s likely to end up, and it’s not Old Trafford.
Sporting Director Reveals All
Speaking in a recent interview Marcel Brands revealed that Liverpool and PSG are currently winning the race to sign the Dutch star.
‘PSG and Liverpool are indeed a step ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign Memphis. United have only informed us about their interest,’ Brands told Fox Sports.
‘The list of interested clubs has grown in recent weeks, but Bayern Munich are not among the teams that want to sign him.’
He added: ‘It’s only logical that there is a lot of movement around Memphis. He is still a young player but is already hugely efficient. He should be proud of that.
‘There isn’t usually a lot of movement in the transfer market at this stage of the season. It’s an exception that so many clubs have already shown an interest in Memphis.
‘That only illustrates that he’s on the right track.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles