Chelsea and United target Depay wants EPL return
Proud Depay might join United rival to prove a point – Pires
Memphis Depay wants a Premier League return after an unfinished business at Manchester United, says Robert Pires.
Depay joined United from PSV in the summer of 2015 – a deal worth £25m, but struggled for form, as he could only manage just eight games in his second season at the club, and had to join French side on a four-and-a-half-year deal in 2017.
he Netherland international has been in sparkling form since making the move to France, scoring 35 goals in all completion since he signed for Lyon, as a result, seeking for a move to a bigger club.
Consequently, Depay has always spoken of his desire to stage a return to the league he was deemed a failure.
Chelsea, though, banned for two transfer windows, but could be upturned should their appeal be accepted, are lining up the 25-year-old as a possible replacement for Madrid bound Eden Hazard.
Pires, who plied his trade with Arsenal for six years said, he felt Depay would return to the Premier League in the summer.
“I think Depay wants to come back to the Premier League and he feels he has unfinished business in England,” Pires said in an exclusive interview with Bwin.
“He’s unhappy at Lyon and has already stated his ambitions to leave this summer for a big club in Europe.”
Although former club Manchester United are also on the lookout for their former player, Pires, meanwhile, said “proud Depay” might not want a return to Old Trafford to prove a point to his former side.
“It didn’t work out for him at Manchester United and Depay is a very proud player.
“He perhaps feels he wasn’t given a chance to perform and earn the right to stay longer considering he was so young and showed glimpses of undoubted potential.
“Depay might want to return to Manchester United or he might be motivated to prove them wrong by performing for one of their rivals in the Premier League. It will be interesting to see what happens this summer.”
The former PSV forward, at Manchester United, played 53 games, scoring just seven goals.