Sports Gist: Mourinho Speaks on Memphis Depay Transfer
Sports Gist: Jose Mourinho Speaks on Memphis Depay Transfer to Lyon:
According to Sports Gist Reports, French Ligue 1 club Lyon completed a deal to sign Memphis Depay on Friday for a fee believed to be around £21.7m.
Manchester United manager, Mourinho has confirmed that the club have agreed to a buy-back clause in the deal which means he could return to the club.
“Potentially, he is a very good player, I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him, he did well. He knew him well from the national team, when he was young in the World Cup he had flashes of top quality”. Mourinho Said.
“He was playing well in Holland but not the same here, but he was showing very good things.
“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he is very young, so I think it is very important for the club to keep control of this talent, and we all wish he plays very well at Olympique Lyon and why not come back, because everyone really likes him.”
“I don’t think it is human to stop them from going,” he said. “Only a bad offer or no offer stops them to go.
“But when the offer is correct, and we know how to evaluate that, I don’t think it’s human to stop somebody to go.
“So if [the same applies to] one of the players that are not happy, again I would not stop them to go.”
When asked about Ashley Young move to China speculations, he said:
“I don’t know because it is media, the first time I heard about it was when I was informed that it was in the media.”
“I don’t give credit to that unless Ashley Young comes and tells me something about it, which he didn’t.”
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