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Manchester United agree €30m deal for Memphis Depay

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Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign Memphis Depay from PSV eindhoven, the Dutch club have confirmed.

The deal is believed to be in the region of €30million with the 21-year-old likely to travel to Manchester today to discuss personal terms with Louis van Gaal.

With the two sharing such a close relationship, the negotiations should be a mere formality with the Red Devils now firm favourites to sign the Holland international ahead of Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.

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Widespread reports in Holland had today claimed that Van Gaal had been granted permission to speak to Depay. De Telegraaf then reported that a fee of €30m had been agreed between the two clubs.

Now the Eredivisie outfit, who have already sealed the title, confirmed the agreement on their official Twitter account.

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They tweeted: "OFFICIAL: PSV and Manchester United have agreed on the transition from Memphis to the English club."

Manchester United's official Twitter account has also confirmed the agreement, saying: "#mufc has reached an agreement with PSV Eindhoven & Memphis Depay for the player's transfer, subject to a medical."

Liverpool miss out

It was less than a week ago that The Sun claimed that Manchester United were losing the race for Holland's brightest young talent.

Depay had already held talks with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and the Anfield outfit were reportedly further ahead in negotiating a transfer fee.

However, Depay always seems to have been leaning towards Old Trafford, where a reunion with Van Gaal seemed to tempting a proposition to turn down.

Relationship with Van Gaal

Van Gaal took a chance on Depay at last summer's World Cup, giving him the chance to impress. He did not disappoint and returned to PSV as a wanted man.

Tottenham attempted to sign him, but Van Gaal reportedly advised the youngster to stay at PSV for one more season and then join him at Manchester United.

Development

The advice has certainly paid off. Depay is likely to arrive at Old Trafford with an Eredivisie Golden Boot in his arm as well as a winner's medal around his neck.

Depay has scored 21 goals for PSV this season and also provided four assists. Considering he plays in a wide position for the Dutch outfit, it is an impressive haul.

Future

With pace and power in equal measure, Van Gaal may see Depay as a future centre-forward on his 3-5-2 formation. With Radamel Falcao likely to return to AS Monaco and Robin van Persie's future in doubt, Depay can expect to get the chance to impress from day one.

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