Monday 20 April 2015

Depay deal looks all but done and Hummels bid strengthened

United have asked about the availability of PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay according to the Eredivisie champions.

The 21-year-old Dutch striker, who played under United boss Louis Van Gaal at last summer's World Cup in Brazil, has scored 20 goals this season and is the league's top scorer. 

With Radamel Falcao looking unlikely to be kept on beyond the end of this season when his loan expires, and doubts about Robin van Persie, United will need an extra striker and Depay fits the bill.

"We have had a telephone call from them about him" explained PSV technical director Marcel Brands 

"But no talks have been held, several top clubs have expressed interest.
"It will be much higher than the offer from Tottenham Hotspur, he will be very expensive but we would sell at the right price." 

PSV would want around £15m for the Dutch striker, who was the subject of an apparent bid from Tottenham Hotspur last season. 

Jurgen Klopp leaving Dortmund is good news for United, not because the German will end up on the OT touchline (the German was strongly tipped to succeed David Moyes this time last year but that horse has long since bolted) but because the charismatic coach's departure means that long time Reds transfer target Mats Hummels is more likely to become available. 

The Reds have been linked with the German World Cup captain in every transfer window in recent memory but Klopp's  unexpected departure now makes him a realistic transfer target.
In my opinion, if we were to sign Hummels then that would make us champions next season.
A genuine world class player in the mould of former fans favourite Nemanja Vidic, the much coveted centre-half is one of the best in the business and would add steel to any back line. 

A classy, strong, composed and diligent leader: it is easy to see why LVG is such a huge admirer of Hummels.

How much we would need to pay to get him I wouldn't like to say, but it's clear for all to see that the squad we hope will mount a title tilt for next season is beginning to take shape. 

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