Man Utd: Van Gaal Poised To Swoop For So-Called 'Dutch Ronaldo'

He's probably not the Dutch Ronaldo like, but you can call him that if you want.
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He's probably not the Dutch Ronaldo like, but you can call him that if you want.

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Man Utd: Van Gaal Poised To Swoop For So-Called 'Dutch Ronaldo'

According to reports in The Sun, Man Utd may already have their first summer signing in the bag, with the £10m signing of the so-called 'Dutch Ronaldo', Memphis Depay, looking very likely to happen. Depay is a goalscoring winger for PSV Eindhoven - which is probably how he's earned the comparison to the Madrid legend - who has for many years seemed poised to finally step up and prove himself at a bigger club, and Louis van Gaal, who knows Depay from his time as coach of Holland, is a known admirer of his talents.

Where Depay would slot into Van Gaal's side is another matter, with Man Utd already suffering from an embarrassment of riches in attack, following the big-money signings of Juan Mata, Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao. For a relatively small outlay of £10m, Depay would look to be a largely risk-free signing for Man Utd; however, Depay could very well be more of a Mateja Kezman than a Luis Suarez in emulating his Eredivisie goal exploits. Who knows? In a few years, he could even be the Dutch Wilfried Zaha.

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