Memphis Depay has admitted he spoke with Liverpool and PSG before joining Manchester United from PSV Eindhoven in the summer.

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mem manThe winger was highly sought after in the summer after guiding PSV Eindhoven to the Eredivisie title last season with 28 goals in 40 appearances. Liverpool and PSG both showed interest, but Memphis eventually picked Manchester United.

On his transfer in the summer, Memphis told AD, “Oh man, it was tense.

“I spoke to Liverpool, they were really concrete, but because of an injury in their team they wanted to wait a bit. After that, Paris Saint Germain came. They were really concrete too… It’s quite hard, because as a footballer, you’re not in control of everything. Some clubs wait with putting together their team until the summer arrives, while we were already negotiating in May. With SEG, my agency, I sat down and considered everything, but then Manchester United came. Very quick and very direct. At that moment you immediately know: this is it. This is the absolute top. As a club, but also the league.”

The 21-year-old also revealed Tottenham Hotspur’s interest the year before, “One year earlier, Tottenham Hotspur was interested. I’ve thought about it, but my sense of honour is the most important thing. I thought: if I become champion with PSV and top scorer of the Dutch league, something bigger will come. I told myself to aim higher, y’know?”

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