Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he wants to bring Manchester United winger Memphis Depay to Goodison Park.
In an interview with Fox Sports Netherlands, the Dutch manager suggested he could reinvigorate the 22-year-old’s career at Everton.
“I would like to have him,” Koeman said. “I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games.
“At the start of his time with Manchester United, he showed how good he is.”
Memphis Depay, who’s been linked with a loan move away from United in the past few weeks, has been a major disappointment at Old Trafford since his move from Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven last year.
He started his Manchester United career well enough last season, but then his form plummeted and he spent the major part of the season on the bench.
Things haven’t changed for him since Jose Mourinho’s arrival earlier this year and he’s currently well down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
He’s only played 126 minutes in all competitions for United since the start of the current campaign.
Depay lacks the required consistency to establish himself at Old Trafford and his United career could soon be over.
The signs are all there. He rarely gets opportunities to play and even when he does, he struggles to make an impact.
Depay is obviously unable to cope with the pressure at Old Trafford and it would be better for him to try his luck elsewhere.