Manchester United have announced earlier this morning their newest signing: Memphis Depay. Following the completion of Depay’s medical, the deal will go through for a reported $38 million. Depay, who will be moving on from Dutch title holders PSV Eindhoven will be rejoining Louis Van Gaal at United, his national team coach in Brazil at the World Cup this past summer. No doubt the Dutchman had a considerable influence on the Depay purchase, as well as the winger’s decision to choose United ahead of other top clubs, such as Liverpool or PSG.
While fans like Fersen Lambranho find that Depay is supremely talented, and looks to be a starlet on the rise to stardom, his signing presents United with some potential problems. He was likely brought in to contribute to the goal production of the team, which has stagnated as of late. Yet his inclusion in the squad, or starting eleven to be more precise, may or may not leave other big names without a guaranteed spot. Angel di Maria, having experienced a lackluster first season with United, may very well find himself on the outside looking in quite soon. Not to mention, once heralded starlet Adnan Januzaj will no doubt find a position in the squad difficult to come by come the start of the season.