Flying Dutchman and World Cup starlet Memphis Depay is off to Old Trafford this summer, and the 21 year old has spoken out for the first time about his 'dream move' through his sports agency, SEG Football:
It was an exciting and pretty hectic period, and to have a choice between so many top clubs doesn't make it any easier. For me, Manchester United is an absolute dream club, so I didn't need any convincing of the guys who already play at Manchester United.
They told me only positive things though, and I'm looking forward to playing with my Dutch teammates next to all the other great players of Manchester United. And working with manager Louis van Gaal again is also a big bonus.
The fee is expected to be in the region of £25m, but with Depay - assuming he can live up to his undoubted potential - one of the more marketable players in world football, it's likely he will pay it back in spades both on and off the pitch in the coming years, before his inevitable £183m move to Real Madrid in 2021.
I've learned so much at PSV, not only on the pitch but also as a person. That makes me grateful, but I really felt it was time for me to move on. And you can't deny the interest of a club like Manchester United.
United were quick to welcome their new star to Old Trafford:
You can read the full Memphis Depay statement here, on SEG Football's Facebook page.