Report: Everton line up £100,000-a-week Manchester United ace, Koeman wants January deal
By Dominic Toner
Everton are interested in a January loan deal for Memphis Depay, according to a report.
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.
Football Leaks revealed earlier this year that Depay earns a basic £100,000-a-week at United, topped up by appearances and performance bonuses.
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He usually operates as a winger and has struggled to cement a regular place in the United team, with his luck not changing since Mourinho’s summer appointment
Depay was used as a second-half substitute on Wednesday night for Netherlands in their international friendly with Belgium.
Everton are hopeful of a European spot this season and are currently seventh-placed in the Premier League table, just six points behind Arsenal in fourth.
The Toffees manager already has the wide men such as Yannick Bolasie, Gerard Deulofeu, Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon.
Depay could add some real quality to the Merseyside club if he can replicate the form he showed at Dutch outfit PSV Eindhoven.
He announced his name on the European stage during his 124 games for PSV, scoring 50 goals and supplying 29 assists.
In other Everton transfer news, they are braced for a transfer bombardment following Koeman’s comments.