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Memphis Depay: Dutch football greats proud of mega bucks Man Utd move

tribalfootball.com have shone the spotlight on the much talked about Memphis Depay transfer. The 21-year old winger has already been likened to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who rose to prominence at Manchester United, and he is set to do Holland proud according to Dutch football expert Hans Roozekrans.

 Memphis Depay, a child of PSV Eindhoven, agreed last Thursday a €30million transfer to United. On the official PSV website, technical director Marcel Brands stated: "We are very proud to have completed this transfer, which has come in a huge momentum. Memphis has risen through all the ranks at PSV and has had a huge impact on winning the Dutch Eredivisie title this season. He is worthy representative of our Academy and will make a great move to a wonderful club in a magnificent league. Sadly, we will say goodbye to a fantastic player and we will miss one of our key players, who has been of great value to the team, but we grant him this wonderful step."

With the transfer of Depay to Manchester United, again a big talent leaves the Dutch Eredivisie to sign for a top club.

It proves the fact that the Eredivisie is a breeding ground for enormous talent. The reactions in Holland have been unanimous with a sense of pride as well as security with the fact that United is an excellent choice for Memphis.

Analysts on Dutch football talk show Studio Voetbal were undivided in their reaction to the transfer. Former Holland national team coach Bert van Marwijk said: "It's a boy's dream that comes true. That Depay choose Man Utd above PSG is an excellent choice. The presence of Louis van Gaal is of enormous value. It's very important for a young player like Depay that he can work with a coach that speaks the same language. And Ryan Giggs can be a tremendous coach for Depay as they played at the same position."

Analyst Jan van Halst, former Ajax midfielder, said that Memphis has his career all figured out.

"After his transfer was known the whole country was ecstatic about the transfer, but Depay keeps calm. He thinks about setting goals for the coming season. He needs to be challenged. He's very mature."

In an interview with Depay for Dutch television after his last home game, he revealed he was extremely happy with the move.

"The clubs agreed only I have to go to Manchester to undergo a medical. I stayed relaxed but of course you go a bit crazy when you hear there's an agreement.''

Depay was substituted to a standing ovation from the PSV crowd.

He added: "Fantastic! The club, supporters, players, trainers, groundsman and everybody in the youth academy.

"What can I say. I will never forget PSV."

Next is the big test - whether or not Memphis can cut it in the Premier League. The majority of Dutch football fans are supremely confident that he will.

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