Eredivisie’s top attacker, Dutch winger Memphis Depay, has finally completed his £31m move to Manchester United. PSV Eindhoven ended their 6-year wait to get their hands back on the Dutch league trophy this season with the help of the 21-year-old wonderkid. His league best 22 goals, along with electrifying world cup performances, made him a much sought after talent around Europe, and Louis van Gaal and Woodward have done well to secure his signature for the next 4 years.
Memphis Depay inspired United scarfs. Courtesy of Oli Scarff, Getty Images.
A new aura around United might bode well for the future of the young Dutchman. The willingness to give emerging talents time to catch their stride can be a refreshing stance from the impatient groans and whining of United fans. Starved of two successive seasons without any silverware, red devil fans are quick to lament and register their disappointment about prospects such as Adnan Januzaj, wanting the young Belgian to hatch into a reincarnation of Dennis Bergkamp on demand in some kind of weird super sped up metamorphosis.
New Signing Dutch Winger Memphis Depay standing with Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal following the completion of his transfer at the Aon Training Complex on June 12, 2015. Courtesy of John Peters Getty Images.