Lyon star Memphis Depay could be the new second striker of AC Milan. The former Manchester United is expected to leave Lyon this summer.
MILAN TRANSFER NEWS – The Rossoneri management have promised an important signing this summer. It’s still unclear who will be the big name but AC Milan have reignited their interest in Memphis Depay. In the last two seasons with Lyon his numbers have been extraordinary. The Netherlands international has played both as winger and as a second striker. In the last season he made 47 appearances, scoring 12 goals and providing 16 assists.
Yesterday at Casa Milan there was a meeting with the Dutch agency SEG Football. This Amsterdam-based company takes care of the interests of various players, especially Dutch. Among these are Stefan de Vrij (Inter), Memphis Depay (Lyon), Marten de Roon (Atalanta), Daley Blind (Ajax), Kevin Strootman (Marseille), Kasper Dolberg (Ajax) and Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld (Club Brugge).
According to Tuttosport, the future of Depay was the main topic of their conversation. The former Manchester United star has a contract with Lyon until 2021, but in recent seasons despite the important numbers, his relationship with the club has not been that good.
Memphis Depay could therefore leave France and AC Milan is a real possibility. Last February he turned 25-years-old so he would fully fit Elliot’s parameters on new signings. Still a young player, even if mature and with great international experience. In his career Depay has made over 50 appearances in Champions League and Europa League and has been capped by Netherlands on 46 occasions.
According to Sportmediaset, Lyon have dropped their asking price for Depay to 40 million euros. However, considering that the parties have made no progress regarding the renewal, that figure can be lowered to 30 million plus bonuses. The price is therefore negotiable.