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Everton boss Ronald Koeman confirms interest in Memphis Depay

by Leo Nieboer

Everton manager Ronald Koeman has confirmed that he is interested in Memphis Depay ahead of the January transfer window.

Memphis, following a poor first season at Manchester United, has only made one start under Jose Mourinho – against Northampton Town in the League Cup.

The Dutchman claimed he was open to a move away from Old Trafford if the right opportunity presented itself.

Koeman, speaking ahead of Everton’s game with Swansea City on Saturday, confirmed his interest in the Man United outcast.

“If there is any possibility, of course I am interested,” he said.

“I was interested when I was manager of Southampton and that has not changed.”

This would be a difficult move for Memphis to turn down. Regular game time in the Premier League, playing under a manager who clearly admires him, for a club clearly in the ascendancy following Roberto Martinez’s departure.

Above anything, Memphis seems unhappy at United, almost as if Manchester – once a land of opportunity, the place where Memphis was supposed to establish himself as a world-beater – has morphed into a bleak, barren landscape where the Dutchman can do nothing but languish on the bench, making the occasional substitute appearances as his career slowly drifts away from him.

A move to Everton serves as an opportunity to rectify his miserable situation, and United fans wouldn’t blame the 22-year-old for grabbing it with both hands.

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