News broke during Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Hull City last night in the first leg of their EFL Cup semi-final tie that a deal to sell Morgan Schneiderlin was imminent, with United accepting the Toffees’ £22m bid. It appears that the Merseyside club may not be done with their transfer dealings with Jose Mourinho’s side, however, according to the Daily Mail.
Memphis Depay is another of Louis van Gaal’s purchases in the summer of 2015 that has found game time particularly hard to come by under Mourinho, and the report confirming Schneiderlin’s arrival at Everton’s Finch Farm base also states that a deal is being worked on to bring Depay in, too.
This is far from surprising; Ronald Koeman is clearly keen to bring his fellow countryman to Goodison Park, and whilst Depay has lost his way since his multi-million pound move from PSV Eindhoven, he remains an exciting talent, and one that will surely benefit from regular football in a different environment. Mourinho has an abundance of attacking talent to choose from on either side of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and has clearly been unimpressed by Depay’s application since joining the club, and whilst the club are unwilling to strike a loan deal during this January transfer window, it’d be a surprise to see the Dutchman remain at United moving into February.