LFC boss talks up £20m target but do ‘very big’ Man United have the edge?

first_imgLiverpool and Man United are the English clubs heavily linked with Memphis Depay, the PSV and Netherlands winger.Here, talkSPORT looks at the latest stories surrounding the 21-year-old…Depay has NOT spoken to Man United but wants transfer to a big competitionWhen quizzed about reports claiming he is already in talks about becoming a Man United player, Depay dismissed the rumour. “There’s absolutely no truth in that,” he said. However, he did admit It would be great to go to one of the big leagues in the summer and with the youngster being valued at around £20m, he added it would be fantastic to make a big money move. “If that would become reality, it would be fantastic. It is a dream to make a transfer with such a big impact.”Rodgers needs a goal scorer and does not rule out Depay transferLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised Depay, who has scored 21 goals in 28 league games this season, but was unwilling to discuss if the club were interested in signing him. “The kid is a very talented player, of course. But I wouldn’t like to confirm either way. It’s clear we need the goal threat for next year. There’s going to be a whole raft of players that I’m sure will be looked at, then will be up to the club if they’re affordable and if they’re available.”PSV manager Phillip Cocu hails Louis van Gaal“I’ve worked with Van Gaal. He’s an absolutely outstanding coach,” Cocu, Depay’s club boss said. “[Man United] is a very big club. Beautiful English club. The Premier League is a fantastic league. The total experience in England is great,” he added.Depay should pick Liverpool, says KuytIn the Liverpool Echo, former Netherlands international Dirk Kuyt has been talking up Liverpool, who he played 285 times for. “I look through red glasses because I played six years for Liverpool,” Kuyt said. “Only when Memphis does that will he realise just how big Liverpool are.”Liverpool have more fansAnother former Liverpool player, Bolo Zenden, who left PSV for Barcelona when he was 21 has also been discussing the merits of Liverpool, claiming in De Telegraaf “they have the most fans in England.” Zenden spent two years at Anfield, but also claimed that regular first team action is not guaranteed on Merseyside, “even there you have to look at your prospects of playing,” he said. There was acknowledgement from him, though, that Man United have an advantage in manager Louis van Gaal, who worked with Depay during the 2014 World Cup. 1 Memphis Depay latest last_img read more