It’s a wonder PSV goal-getter extraordinaire Memphis Depay isn’t already playing in the Premier League, seeing as at least two transfer windows have passed since he began to become prominent, and the latest news is that Manchester City are in for the 21-year-old.
Depay has scored a whopping 15 goals in 19 Eredivisie games this term, after notching 12 in 32 during his first full season in the first team.
Of course, former Sunderland and Hull flop Jozy Altidore managed a similar ratio with AZ a couple of years back, but so did new City recruit Wilfried Bony at Vitesse.
Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester United have all been strongly linked with Depay since the end of last term, but City’s head of recruitment Gary Worthington has been over to Eindhoven to scout him recently, according to the Mirror.
The same red top claims PSV boss Philip Cocu is resigned to losing his new star at the end of this campaign, and with the Premier League proving the place to be for burgeoning Eredivisie talent of late (the league’s last two players of the year were Daley Blind and Christian Eriksen), England looks the likely move.
In other news, Liverpool are still thought to be chasing discarded Chelsea stopper Petr Cech, who has been consigned to the Stamford Bridge scrapheap at the age of 32 with three Premier League winners medals, two FA Cups, two League Cups, a Europa League and a Champions League.
Roma and Napoli are also said to be in the hunt for Cech, although there’s no word in the Star, where the story originates, on whether Chelsea actually want to lose their number two keeper, but they do claim Arsenal are keeping an eye on the situation too.
And finally, the same paper also goes with City allegedly ‘closing in on a deal’ for Wolfsburg’s Kevin De Bruyne, who Jose Mourinho let leave Chelsea for good last winter.