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‘Unreal and world-class’ Memphis Depay is open to Manchester United move on deadline day

Memphis Depay is reportedly open to joining Manchester United from Barcelona late in the transfer window.

That’s according to football journalist Dean Jones who told GiveMeSport that the Holland international has already been offered to United this summer.

Erik ten Hag is clearly on the hunt for a top-class centre-forward, with Cristiano Ronaldo facing an uncertain future at the club.

The Dutchman has already signed Lisandro Martinez, Tyrell Malacia, Christian Eriksen, Casemiro and Antony this summer.

The addition of someone like Depay really would cap off a great summer window. And it seems as though there’s every chance of that happening..

Memphis Depay open to Manchester United move

Jones has told GiveMeSport how Depay returning to Old Trafford before the transfer window closes tomorrow night is far from impossible:

“Memphis has been offered to them, he’s not against the idea of a return. There are a couple of people at the club that are a bit sceptical about whether he’s the right fit for the direction they’re heading, and it would still be a slight surprise if he turned up.”

We think that signing Depay would be the icing on top of the cake for Ten Hag this summer. If Ronaldo leaves Old Trafford before deadline day, the Barcelona star would be the ideal man to come in and lead the line for Ten Hag’s side. Or at the very least, provide strong competition for Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial.

The former United ace is an enigmatic, precocious talent and on his day, he is unplayable. Depay is incredibly strong as well and would be ideally suited to leading the line on his own for United. The Barcelona ace has been described as a player with ‘unreal skill’ by the Metro.

The 80-capped Holland international possesses exceptional technical ability and has a penchant for the extraordinary. Depay bagged 13 goals and two assists in 38 games for Barca last season.

Depay has been described as a ‘world-class talent’ by Manchester Evening News. Despite struggling during his first spell at Old Trafford, we think he could be a huge hit this time around.

It remains to be seen whether United are prepared to meet Barcelona’s demands for Depay though.

Sport reckon that Barca want around £17 million for the 28-year-old, whilst GiveMeSport suggest that he earns around £230k-per-week at Camp Nou.

That would be a serious outlay for United, considering how much money they’ve already spent this summer. This is one that probably won’t happen in our view.

Read also: Manchester United reportedly exploring late deal to sign right-back.

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