Man Utd set to complete deal for £25m ‘super-talent’ in coming hours
MEMPHIS DEPAY is reportedly on the verge of leaving Manchester United.
Lyon had a bid of £13m for Depay, 22, rejected by United, according to The Mirror.
However the French outfit are said to have returned with an improved offer and now look set to land their man.
Depay, described as a ‘super-talent‘, has failed to live up to his reputation since Louis van Gaal paid PSV Eindhoven £25m to take him to Old Trafford in 2015.
The Dutchman, who has also been linked with Everton, scored seven goals in 45 outings across all competitions during his debut campaign for the Red Devils.
But he has fallen out of favour since Jose Mourinho’s arrival in Manchester.
Depay has played just 20 minutes of Premier League football this term and his only start came in September’s EFL Cup win at Northampton.
Mourinho recently appeared to offer the winger a lifeline by insisting he would be sad to see him go.
“We have a lot of players in Memphis’ position,” said the Special One.
“It is the one position where we are overbooked really. We have [Jesse] Lingard, [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan, [Juan] Mata, [Marcus] Rashford, sometimes [Wayne] Rooney, Memphis.
“We have a lot of players there. So it is not easy for anyone of them to play. I was informed by the club that there is a chance Memphis could leave.
“From a human point of view, I cannot stop him from leaving when he is not playing under me.
“If he is staying, I would be more than happy because he is a fantastic guy and a very good player.
“I feel so sorry that I am not giving him opportunities to play. A player of his age needs to be playing matches.
“If he leaves, we wish him all the best for the future because he is a fantastic kid.”