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Former PSV coach Erik ten Hag urges Memphis Depay to join Everton in January

by Leo Nieboer

Former PSV Eindhoven coach Erik ten Hag has urged Memphis Depay to join Everton during the January transfer window.

It was reported earlier this week that Toffees boss Ronald Koeman had expressed an interest in the ostracised Manchester United winger.

Memphis, following a lacklustre debut season in England, has plunged down the pecking order under Jose Mourinho, who has only handed the Dutchman one start this season.

Ten Hag, the man responsible for promoting Memphis to the PSV senior side, believes the winger should consider a move to Everton in the interest of reigniting his career.

“Memphis is just 22 and look what he has already achieved,” he said

“Suppose he sits on the bench for one more year, he will still be 23.

“But for him the situation at Manchester United has carried on for too long and that could be killing him. Memphis is an eccentric boy and I am tempted to say that he can make things easier for himself if he goes out and perform.

“Everton seem like the logical choice – they are in the Premier League with a coach who knows him.”

Memphis now sits behind Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young in the left-wing pecking order at Man United. His appearances are sporadic, uneventful and bereft of the potency that saw him fire PSV to an Eredivisie title in 2015.

A move away, therefore, would seem like the next logical step. Languishing on the bench for a club that doesn’t really believe in him will only compound the 22-year-old’s misery.

However, perhaps a loan move – Everton serves as an ideal destination – could be what it takes to rectify his fortunes at Old Trafford. A run of games, a series of promising performances and a few goals would do wonders for the youngster’s future under Mourinho.

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