Memphis Depay will complete a dream transfer to Manchester United upon the opening of the summer window after it was confirmed by PSV that they had accepted a significant fee for the young Dutchman.
It is reported that Manchester United will depart with £30 million in order to bring Depay to Old Trafford, where the 21-year-old will be reunited with his former Netherlands manager.
A move to the Premier League has always been an ambition for Depay and it could have been that he joined Liverpool were Brendan Rodgers to have acted more decisively. But Manchester United will be his destination.
However, would Depay have in fact favoured a move to Chelsea? Well, perhaps so, after the 21-year-old revealed that his most treasured piece of memorabilia is a shirt previously worn by Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas.
Depay, speaking to Soccer AM, explained that Fabregas, during his time with Arsenal, was a player he idolised when watching English football during his formative years, and was recently afforded the chance to go up against him.
The Netherlands triumphed 2-0 over Spain during their meeting in Amsterdam almost two months ago, and Depay used this as an opportunity to get his hands on the shirt of the former Arsenal captain.
Manchester United’s newest signing described this as a ‘special’ moment, and it is a jersey he values more highly than any other in his collection.
Fabregas himself was linked with a move to Manchester last summer as Louis van Gaal strived to recruit a midfielder of repute, but it was Chelsea who were able to sign him from Barcelona.
Depay, the, will not get the chance to play in the same side as Fabregas but will, of course, now encounter him on a more regular basis from next season.
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