Manchester United: Deal Agreed

Manchester United have agreed a deal which will see Memphis Depay join Lyon permanently.

British media outlet, Sky Sports, writes:

Lyon have agreed a deal to sign Memphis Depay from Manchester United for a fee which could rise to £21.7m, according to Sky sources.

The deal is said to include several performances related bonuses that could see the fee eventually rise towards 25m Euros. There is also said to be a first option buy back clause inserted into the deal and TFF thinks this is a good move.

Remember Kevin De Bruyne? Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho certainly does and will see his departure from Chelsea in 2015 as one of his biggest managerial oversights.

Memphis is a similarly mercurial player – he hasn’t found any sort of consistency in Manchester United but he has immense natural ability and could one day hit the heights in club football.

So it makes absolute sense to include the clause and allow the player time to develop in a less pressurised environment.

Depay started his Manchester United career under then manager Louis van Gaal and showed great promise in his early career.

Played through the centre at number ten in his first few games he looked frightening – but his decent start didn’t last and his head seems to have gone down in recent months as confidence has drained from his body.

A new start will surely see an upturn in form and consistency and TFF believes that Lyon have done a very good deal. Manchester United could still rue the moment that they allowed the Dutchman to leave the club.

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