The English Premier League has been branded unique and in a class of its own where not every new player fits in and excels as easily as in other leagues. This is partly due to the physical nature of English clubs and also a tightly packed fixture schedule.
Whenever a Premier League is in the market for a new signing the one common question that is raised is whether incoming players from other leagues will cope with intensity and often tight demands of the English Premier League.
Well, that was the assumption Manchester United held when they coughed out 25million pounds in the transfer window of the 2014/2015 season to land the signature of Eredevesie’s last season’s top scorer Memphis Depay. Memphis Depay’s signing carried with it hope and uncertainty in equal measure.
Having chosen to join Manchester United over Liverpool FC who were also interested in signing the promising Dutch International and given that the youngster was to fill in the departure of Angel Di Maria, who also found it difficult to adapt to the Premier League, Depay was handed the iconic number 7 jersey at Manchester United.
However ever since making his awaited debut at Old Trafford Memphis Depay has struggled to duplicate his fine form while at the Eredevesie last season. Memphis Depay’s struggles are evident in the number of goals he has managed to net in the Premier League since his debut for Manchester United as he scored only two goals.
His sharp loss of form has seen Manchester United Manager give up on him and rumours have it that Louis Van Gaal has in fact requested United chiefs to work out Memphis Depay’s exit from the Red Devil’s by lowering his valuation below the 25 million pounds United had to pay for his services. According to latest reports, Liverpool is considering to sign him this summer.