PSV winger Memphis Depay has ended speculation on a move away by committing his future to the Dutch club on a four-year deal. Linked with a move to Manchester United to join former Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, who handed Depay his international debut, the 20 year-old will stay in the Eredivisie for the time being.
After making four appearances and scoring twice in Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup campaign, in which they finished in third place, Memphis Depay was one of a host of Dutch players linked to a move to the Premier League.
Able to play in midfield and in attack, Depay has a solid scoring record for PSV, with 21 goals in 62 league appearances for his club.
He helped PSV to their fourth place finish in the Eredivisie, and was one of few standout players in the side. After a good showing for club and country, Depay was linked to a move to the Premier League to join either Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur, though has declined both clubs in order to stay in Holland.
Due to his young age, this may be the best thing for Memphis Depay’s career, as this allows the 20 year-old more opportunity to get in vital game time.
Depay finished in the top three of the Best Young Player of the tournament award at the 2014 World Cup, and was one of the surprise performers for the Dutch side that also saw Daryl Janmaat, Daley Blind and Jordy Clasie grab the attention of Premier League clubs.