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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Depay is Lyon's 'numer one priority'

Depay has struggled to tie down a first-team spot at United since a £25million move from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015 and looks set to be on his way out of Old Trafford. Pic: PA
Depay has struggled to tie down a first-team spot at United since a £25million move from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015 and looks set to be on his way out of Old Trafford. Pic: PA

Lyon coach Bruno Genesio says Manchester United winger Memphis Depay is his "number one priority" in the winter transfer window.

Depay has struggled to tie down a first-team spot at United since a £25million move from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2015 and looks set to be on his way out of Old Trafford.

Lyon have emerged as a leading candidate for the 22-year-old's signature and the French club's coach Genesio admitted at a press conference yesterday that he is keen to bring the Holland international on board.

However, he also said there were various other things to consider - including the player's price tag.

Asked about his Lyon's transfer activities in January, Genesio said: "Things are progressing. We keep on working. It takes time, discussions...because recruiting a player now is not easy. I trust the president to get things done quickly.

"I have put a priority on Memphis Depay.

"He is a powerful player who scores goals and is good at set-pieces. Rachid (Ghezzal) has left for the African Nations Cup and Memphis knows how to play out wide.

"He is a young player with great international experience and a lot of potential. This is my number one priority. I'm a fan of this player, he has an interesting profile for us."

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