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Manchester United are Lyon's first choice for Memphis Depay

Manchester United are Lyon's first choice for Memphis Depay

Olympique Lyon's talented and in-demand Dutch winger, Memphis Depay, has attracted plenty of attention from several top clubs, one of which being his former club, Manchester United.

Lyon's director of football, Juninho, stated that Memphis is very happy at Lyon, and is likely to have his current deal extended, with his current contract expiring at 2021.

However, if the £40m-rated forward opts to not sign the deal, then the French club will be tempted to cash in on him, rather than letting him go for free.

Several club have expressed their interest in the Dutchman, who currently has seven goals in ten Ligue 1 appearances, as well as four goals in four UEFA Champions League games.

Juninho told the club's official website: "Manchester United has the priority if several clubs line up to buy him. But we have not received any offers so far. He is really happy right now in Lyon."

Two of the clubs that are interested in him are Tottenham, and former club Manchester United.

Memphis had a torrid time with United between 2015 and 2017, when he was signed by Louis van Gaal as a prospect for the future, and whilst he showed glimpses of his potential, he never really fit in with Jose Mourinho's style once van Gaal was sacked.

In fact, Memphis scored just seven goals in 53 appearances for the club in all competitions, providing six assists in the process.

However, in France he has flourished, showing signs of his quality in a consistent manner, scoring 50 goals in 130 appearances in all competitions.


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