Lyon technical director Juninho has confirmed that Manchester United have first refusal on Memphis Depay.

Lyon bought Memphis Depay from Manchester United in 2017 and at the time there were reports that the Premier League giants had inserted a buy back clause.

Those reports have now been confirmed by Juninho, who was speaking to the club’s website about rumours around the winger. Tottenham Hotspur were linked with a £50 million move for Memphis in the English media at the weekend.

Juninho said, “But we have not yet received a bid. Manchester United has the first option when clubs sign up to buy Memphis.”

Memphis has a contract with Lyon until 2021, and Juninho confirmed they are planning to offer the Dutch international a new deal, “He’s really happy at Lyon right now. We’re going to talk about a contract extension by the end of the year.”




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