Bitter Premier League Rivals Prepare January Move for £25m Man Utd Ace

Bitter Premier League Rivals Prepare January Move for £25m Man Utd Ace

EVERTON are planning a January bid to sign Manchester United misfit Memphis Depay on loan for the rest of the season, according to Liverpool Echo

Depay has been frozen out at Old Trafford after failing to make any impact since his £25million move to the club from PSV Eindhoven in 2015.

The 22-year-old has made just six appearances under Jose Mourinho this season and is one of the players the United boss is prepared to off-load as he continues to rebuild his squad.

But despite his troubles, Everton boss Ronald Koeman is keen to link up with his Dutch compatriot and believes he can start to get the best out of him at Goodison Park.

Depay was rated as one of Europe’s best young players before Louis van Gaal signed him, and Koeman believes he can get the forward back to his best.

Depay has played more minutes for Holland than he has done for United this season, and figured for his country in the 1-1 friendly draw against Belgium last night.

He is hoping to persuade United to sanction a loan move until the end of the season when the transfer window opens at the start of January.

Koeman tried to sign Depay when he was Southampton manager, only to be beaten by United in the race for his signature.

But he remains a huge fan and is hoping to restore the confidence back into the game of the player who has seen his attitude questioned during his career at Old Trafford.

United are understood to prefer a permanent move for Depay as Mourinho looks to release funds to bring in players himself.

Italian club Roma have also shown an interest, but the chance to work with Koeman is one that is believed to interest Depay – who scored 50 goals in 124 league appearances for PSV.