Memphis Depay confirms Lyon move from Manchester United

by Sam Peoples

Memphis Depay has told Olympique Lyon fans he hopes to make the French club proud in a message which confirms his departure from Manchester United.

The Dutch winger arrived from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015 with a real buzz and Man United fans were excited to see what sort of impact he could have at the club.

However, less than two years later Memphis has been sold in January to Lyon having failed to ever properly have an impact in his time at United. While his unfulfilled potential will frustrate fans, he won’t be much of a miss to United’s squad this season.


Lyon is a fresh start and a new opportunity for Memphis, a player who unquestionably has the talent needed to make it as a top footballer but his application and attitude are seemingly what he has to improve in Ligue 1.

I hope he goes on to be a mint footballer at Lyon. If he does, we’ll have a first refusal option on him but more than most I just don’t like to see top footballing talent go to waste because of a wrong attitude. If he can resolve that at Lyon, there’s every chance he’ll be able to recapture his PSV form.

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