Memphis Depay has spoken of his delight at securing a move to Manchester United, describing the transfer as a 'dream'.
The Dutch international will head to Old Trafford in the summer after a fine season with PSV Eindhoven in which he's managed 21 goals in 28 games so far in the Eredivisie.
Manchester United confirmed earlier today that they'd agreed a deal for the 21-year-old for a fee of £22 million, and Depay says he's looking forward to joining up with the Red Devils in the summer.
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The Dutch youngster said in a statement on Facebook: "It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn't make it any easier.
“For me, Manchester United is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing of the guys who already play at Manchester United. They told me only positive things though, and I'm looking forward to playing with my Dutch teammates next to all the other great players of Manchester United. And working with manager Louis van Gaal again is also a big bonus.”
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The deal is likely to be the first of many for Manchester United in the summer window. They splashed in excess of £150 million on the likes of Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera last time round and could well surpass that figure this time.
Depay also took to Twitter to express his delight at the transfer, writing in a series of messages: "I always say; Dream, Believe, Achieve. I was dreaming and believing of becoming the champions of the Eredivisie with PSV and we achieved it.
"I’m extremely grateful towards @PSV, all the fans, @UnderArmour and @SEG_Football for believing in me. I’m extremely grateful towards @PSV, all the fans, @UnderArmour and @SEG_Football for believing in me. Now it's time to set my goals again on winning trophies with @ManUtd."
Depay will link up once more with Louis van Gaal at Manchester United. The Dutch boss gave Depay his World Cup debut in the summer and reportedly advised him to stay put last summer when Tottenham made a move to sign him.
That relationship may well have been the difference in Manchester United getting the deal done, with Spurs, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain.
As soon as Van Gaal took charge at Manchester United there was a certain inevitability about Depay heading to Old Trafford. He is undoubtedly a huge talent and one of the best young players in Europe, and Van Gaal will use him sparingly, at least to start with in order to ease him in.
Depay has been a little inconsistent in the past but this season has shown he's taken a step up and looks ready for the Premier League.
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