Jose Mourinho: Lyon’s offer for Memphis Depay is far from reasonable for Man United

by Tanveer Arayan

Jose Mourinho insists Lyon’s offer for Memphis Depay in the January transfer window is far from reasonable.

Sky Sports reported on Friday morning that Manchester United had rejected a £13m deal from the French side as the club are holding out for £18m.

He arrived at Old Trafford for £25m under Louis van Gaal and following a disappointing time at the club, will be allowed to leave this month if the club receive an offer that benefits both parties.

Speaking in his press conference ahead of the Liverpool fixture, Mourinho spoke out about the situation regarding Memphis.

“The latest is that the offer that we’ve had is far from being reasonable for us,” he said.

“At the moment, he’s our player and if in the end [of the window] nothing happens, he is one more option for us.”

It’s a shame that he hasn’t lived upto expectations since his arrival but letting him leave for £13m would be a costly mistake, especially considering Paul Pogba’s return to the club as the world’s most expensive player.

Memphis needs time to work on himself in the Premier League and that wouldn’t be possible sat on the bench each week, a loan move would be beneficial for his development and hopes are the Portuguese boss sees that too.

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