Manchester United target Memphis Depay will get a transfer in the near future purely because the Premier League giants are able to offer him lots more money than he currently gets at PSV Eindhoven.
Last week the Eredivisie club's manager, Phillip Cocu, was quite open about the fact that they would have to sell one of their prized assets, such was the nature of Dutch football. However, another former Netherlands international has made it clear a move to Old Trafford would be nothing to do with personal development.
Jan Mulder said there should be no illusions as to why Depay, who has been described as the 'new Cristiano Ronaldo' in the past, will be seeking a move - it's all about the wage packet. The former Ajax striker insists Louis van Gaal will be able to get his man because of the number of zeros he can put at the end of a salary.
However, Mulder also says that this is not necessarily a bad thing and believes he would act in a similar fashion were he to be playing now - Mulder's career spanned the 1960s and 1970s. He feels that the ability to earn such huge sums at such a young age would affect all decisions.
"You know what I think? The ultimate objective and the dream of a player is not the Dutch national team, but the big money," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star.
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"And they don't even have to apologise for that. I don't know how I would fare if I could have earned so much money. I would have been susceptible to that too I guess.
"If you have set yourself up for the rest of your life with just a signature, as Depay will soon, then you think that, even if subconsciously, I think."
The report claims that both Manchester United and their Premier League counterparts Tottenham Hotspur have been tracking the 20-year-old winger for some time and are keen on a deal soon.
However, Real Madrid have also been credited with an interest in the Holland international, who showed glimpses of real brilliance for Oranje and, perhaps significantly, Van Gaal, at the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
PSV are not doing too badly out of his development either, as he has scored seven times in eight league matches so far this season, helping to fire them four points clear at the summit of the Eredivisie.
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