No contact with United over Depay

Thursday 17 November 2016  6 Comments  [Jump to last]

Koeman says his interest in Memphis Depay hasn't diminished but there has been no official approach for the Manchester United winger

Ronald Koeman has indicated that Everton will be active in the transfer market in January but said there has been no official approach made thus far for Memphis Depay.

Depay is out of favour at Manchester United under Jose Mourinho but scored twice for the Netherlands in their 3-1 victory over Luxembourg and Koeman, who featured in a number of interviews over the international break, was asked about his compatriot.

His suggestion that he would be interested in signing Depay has been taken by some media outlets to suggest that a move for the winger is in the offing but Koeman played down the speculation.

“What I don't like is… ok, I was asked a question [about a player] but the player is with Manchester United. Of course, if there is any possibility [of signing Depay] then, of course, I am interested because I was already interested when I was the manager at Southampton and that has not changed since two years ago.

“But we need to wait, we need to prepare ourselves, and, of course, we will do some business in January but no [there has been no contact between the two clubs].”


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Brian Williams
1 Posted 17/11/2016 at 19:35:08
Too open and honest for his own good, methinks.
Mike Berry
2 Posted 17/11/2016 at 19:46:59
Business in January as expected. I am certain Ronald and Steve know who they want so it should be exciting.

Think back 5 years ago to dreary Davy without a penny in his pocket after Christmas, how times have changed and how lucky we are.

Paul Hewitt
3 Posted 17/11/2016 at 22:38:05
We don't want this guy. He's done nothing at Man Utd.
Robin Cannon
6 Posted 18/11/2016 at 19:47:50
Sometimes players can be good even after having a tough time at another club.

If we only ever bought players who were being brilliant elsewhere we'd be priced out of the market. At 22, a Dutch international, hugely highly rated, and available after one poor season at United... it's not a bad risk to take.

Phil Rouse
7 Posted 23/11/2016 at 03:38:45
Nothing has changed. We still seem to be Man Utd's dumping ground!!!
Geoff Evans
8 Posted 24/11/2016 at 16:45:29
Swap him for Gibson.

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