Everton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he’d like to sign Memphis Depay from Manchester United.
The Dutch winger is still waiting for his Man United career to take off in earnest having never really shone in Manchester in the same way he did with PSV Eindhoven, to the point where he is being linked with a move away from United on loan.
Koeman has previously spoken about Memphis and now speaking to FOX Sports Netherlands programme De Tafel van Kees, the Everton boss revealed his desire to bring Memphis to Goodison Park.
“I would like to have him,” he said.
“I think he is an interesting player. He has great individual qualities. He just needs to play games.”
Koeman is spot on – Memphis just needs some game time to find his feet because he’s definitely got enough quality to be a cracking player for Man United. The question is whether or not that is going to come under Mourinho at United.
Would a loan move help Memphis? Absolutely. He’d get plenty of game time, definitely more than at United, but would it be the right decision from Mourinho? I suppose that’s all down to how much he intends to use him this season.
I’m holding out hope that Memphis will come good and fulfil his potential because I feel he’s got everything needed to become a world beater. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen that application from him yet at United and maybe it’s that reason which could see Mourinho let him join Everton on a temporary basis.