Morgan Schneiderlin’s departure from Manchester United to Everton has been confirmed this week, but already, there’s news regarding another potential exit for a player that has failed to impress Jose Mourinho this term.
Everton have been heavily rumoured to be interested in Memphis Depay’s services, but United only wish to sell, not loan. That’s allowed French club Lyon to enter the picture, according to The Guardian.
Their article quotes Lyon’s coach Genesio as having mentioned Depay specifically to the club’s website:
“Things are progressing. We keep on working. It takes time, discussions … because recruiting a player now is not easy. I trust the president to get things done quickly.
“I have put a priority on Memphis Depay. He is a powerful player who scores goals and is good at set-pieces. Rachid (Ghezzal) has left for the African Nations Cup and Memphis knows how to play out wide.”
This would tally with the assertion that United aren’t interested in a short term deal for Depay, only a permanent one. If Lyon can match the club’s valuation, then we could see another high-profile exit from the club during this January transfer window.