Manchester United star Memphis Depay has insisted that his focus would be to remain at Manchester United despite clear interest from Everton, United’s Premier League rivals.
Depay, 22, joined United from PSV Eindhoven in June 2015, but has struggled to live up to the high expectations at Old Trafford. The Dutch international has made just seven appearances in all competitions this term, six of those coming off the bench and totals to just about 20 minutes.
Recent reports suggested Everton were keeping a close eye on Depay’s situation and Koeman has now confirmed he would welcome the attacker with open arms.
“I would love to have him in my team at Everton,” Koeman told Fox Sports. “He is a very interesting player in my opinion. He has a lot of individual quality, is always dangerous going forward and is pretty efficient as well.”
“He just needs to get regular playing time again. I already wanted him at Southampton in 2015, but he picked Manchester United at the time, which was a logical choice.”
While Depay himself did not rule out a move, he has insisted he remains focused on his career at Manchester United.
Speaking to reporters after the Netherlands’ 3-1 World Cup qualifier victory over Luxembourg – in which he scored twice and won the match – the winger said he was concentrating on his football at Man United.
“I do not know, we’ll have to see,” he said. “I focus on United, I do my very best to be able to get minutes.”
“I’m going back to United with a good feeling, because I have got minutes here and we won. That is the most important thing.”