Everton fans react on Twitter to reported Depay link
By Dominic Toner
Everton are considering a loan move for Memphis Depay in January – and the club’s supporters have given mixed responses on Twitter to the speculation.
The Mail claim that Ronald Koeman wants to sign the Manchester United midfielder when the window re-opens and take him on loan until the end of the season.
Depay is currently low down the pecking order at Old Trafford and has made just seven appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side this season, completing only 126 minutes in total.
The 22-year-old has endured a torrid spell with United since he moved to the club in 2015 and it is understood that Koeman wants to help him restart his stuttering career.
The Toffees manager is trying to mount a European push this season and Depay would certainly add some extra pedigree to their attack.
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Football Leaks revealed earlier this year that Depay earns a basic £100,000-a-week at United, topped up by appearances and performance bonuses.
Everton fans are undecided on whether a move to Goodison Park would be beneficial for them.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Anton van Dongen (@Antonvd) November 10, 2016
— paddy (@Bartholomew53) November 9, 2016
So their are some people who want Rooney back but not Memphis Depay? Are you all mad? No seriously. https://t.co/LPDoTcb5eO
— Jœl (@Joelissimmo) November 10, 2016
Depay to Everton on loan be a good move still think he can become a decent player for utd
— Graeme tighe (@graemetighe) November 10, 2016
if we sold mirallas got depay on loan and a team player up there as well I'd be more open
— Rhys Lewis (@rhyswl) November 10, 2016
Depay moved Old Trafford as one of the most talked about youngsters in European football, but has failed to match the hype so far in his career.
He has made 55 appearances for Untied in all competitions, scoring seven goals and supplying seven assists.
The Dutch international is currently behind the likes of Juan Mata, Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingered and Anthony Martial in a starting wide role.
Depay could find more success in forcing his way into the side at Everton and would compete with Kevin Mirallas, Gerard Deulofeu and Yannick Bolasie.
The attacker has also been used as a central striker in his career and Koeman feels that he still has the potential to succeed in the Premier League.
In other Everton transfer news, they are braced for a transfer bombardment following Koeman’s comments.