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Man Utd plotting shock move for Wout Weghorst's teammate who has scored 147 club goals

Joe Adams

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Man Utd plotting shock move for Wout Weghorst's teammate who has scored 147 club goals

Erik ten Hag has reportedly identified his latest latest transfer target and he will be a familiar face to Manchester United fans.

As the saga surrounding Wout Weghorst's move to Old Trafford intensifies, the Red Devils boss is also thought to be interested in signing his Netherlands teammate Memphis Depay.

Barcelona are said to open to selling the 28-year-old this January, and Manchester United are 'prioritising' the forward, according to Mundo Deportivo, with the midfielder expected to leave for free in the summer if a move can't be agreed.

Fans will remember Depay from 2015, when they signed him from PSV for around £25million. However, his spell at the club was largely unsuccessful, with the player departing less than two years later to Lyon.

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Seven years on, and Depay is back on the market and keen to return to Old Trafford, according to Spanish news outlet, Sport.

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Depay to Manchester United

Fans thought they had finally found Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement when they signed Depay, after he took the iconic number 7 shirt.

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However, it didn't quite work out for him, with the player scoring just two goals in 29 matches during his first season. His second year saw him demoted to the substitute's bench, where he made just four appearances before packing his bags for Lyon.

It was here that he rediscovered his form, scoring a whopping 76 goals, adding to a tally of 159 goals and 96 assists in 419 matches. His form saw him sign for La Liga giants Barcelona in summer 2021.

Although, the arrival of a flurry of players this summer, including Robert Lewandowski, has made the Dutchman surplus to requirements in Spain, with the club eager to see him leave.

If Manchester United were to sign him this January, they would need to consider with his eye-watering wage bill of £230k per week. Perhaps, by the end of the month, Ten Hag will have an all-Dutch strike partnership of Weghorst and Depay.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Memphis Depay, Erik Ten Hag, Wout Weghorst, Barcelona, Premier League

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