Memphis Depay wanted by Newcastle and Everton in January

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The incredible Dutch winger that you may have spotted out of the corner of your eye has been linked with a move to either Everton or Newcastle, reports the Daily Mirror.

Memphis Depay certainly raised a few eyebrows in Brazil throughout the World Cup and his tantalizing ability has continued after the tournament with his club, PSV Eindhoven, and during the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifiers. 

The 20-year-old still has a few years to fully mature and reach the peak of his career, but his forthcoming years have high expectations with 46 goals since turning professional.

Depay started of his youth career with his local club, VV Moordrecht, many moons ago in 2000 before joining Sparta Rotterdam three years later until his lustrous talent was well spotted by Eredivisie side, PSV Eindhoven.

It wasn't until the 2013/14 season until the youngster made his breakthrough into the first team. His earlier than scheduled arrival into the starting XI was claimed with a beautiful goal in the Champions League to guide his team to victory. Ever since then, the Dutchman has been a regular asset in Phillip Cocu's side.

And it's no wonder. With an outstanding 24 goals in 69 appearances at his ripe age, he has an extremely bright future ahead of him, thus sparking interest from both Everton and Newcastle.

Who can forget his impressive World Cup appearance, also? His two stunning goals as well as some blinding skill and pace assisted in his country gaining a respectable finishing position. 

If you cast your mind to a few years back on Tyneside, you would be forgiven for thinking that Newcastle was transformed into France with an international riot of players surrounded St James' Park.

But now, it seems as though that the Dutch are next in line to take over the city. With the summer arrivals of Siem De Jong and Daryl Janmaat, not to mention the presence of Tim Krul and Vurnon Anita at the club. So, the arrival of Memphis Depay at United would bring a little more chemistry to Alan Pardew's side.

However, there are two major obstacles standing in the way of Newcastle. Firstly is Everton. The Toffees, who have a much higher profile than that of the Tyneside team, are in the drivers seat to land the 20-year-old.

And it is financial terms that could be the reasoning in the Magpies failure to sign the winger. PSV are extremely reluctant to allow arguably one of their best players leave the Philips Stadium, so a large sum of money indeed would be required to prize him away from the club.

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