PSV Eindhoven starlet Rai Vloet has revealed that he dreams of one day following Memphis Depay to Manchester United, but for now is focused on filling the void left by the soon-to-be-departing Dutch winger at the Philips Stadion.
The 20-year-old forward managed just 78 minutes of senior football in Phillip Cocu's side in 2014/15, spending the majority of the season playing in the Jupiler League with the Jong PSV reserve team.
However, Vloet has shown glimpses of his huge potential as a burgeoning star of the future, and is hoping for more regular Eredivisie action next term.
With Depay set to leave PSV and link up with former Netherlands national team boss Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford it's the perfect opportunity for the emerging young talent to show he has what it takes to make the step up to the first-team.
And, if things go to plan then Vloet remains hopeful that he could follow in the footsteps of the club's leading talisman by making a high profile switch to the Premier League giants.
"That is something I dream about [playing for Manchester United]," he is quoted saying from an interview with onsoranje. "But my focus is now first with PSV and Dutch youth team. Let me first excel there, then the rest will follow."
Based on those comments it's clear that Vloet is willing to patiently bide his time by continuing his development in Holland, which is refreshing to see as too many footballers these days want to be fast-tracked to a major European club.
However, there appears to be an acceptance on the player's part that PSV is the best place for him to continue progressing, particularly if Cocu is willing to pick him more frequently in the starting XI in 2015/16.
The fact he was introduced for the final 25 minutes of PSV's 3-2 victory over ADO Den Haag on the final day of the season is perhaps a sign of things to come, especially as Vloet impressed during his second-half cameo.
But, with competition for places at the Theatre of Dreams in wide areas becoming increasingly fierce, Vloet will have to hit top form next season if he's going to have any chance of securing a move to Manchester United any time soon.
PSV Eindhoven fans: Do you think Rai Vloet is capable of filling the void that will be left by Memphis Depay at the Phillips Stadion? Does he have a realistic chance of one day signing for Manchester United as well? Have your say below…
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