Manchester United flop Memphis Depay is ready to snub reported interest from Marseille in order to stay in the Premier League, according to comments cited by The Daily Express.
The £25m Dutchman has failed to live-up to his price-tag since moving to Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven last year, with Jose Mourinho now continuously overlooking the 22-year-old due to his woeful inaugural season in English football.
Previously regarded as one of the finest young talents in world football, Depay’s future at Old Trafford looks bleak and an exit for the Dutch international is likely in January- most likely to be a loan move, before a permanent exit next summer.
Whilst Ligue 1 outfit Marseille hold reported interest in the player, Depay is keen to snub a move to France and instead wants to remain in the Premier League- according to French journalist Mathieu Gregoire, who told French TV station Phoceen:
“Memphis Depay would prefer to play at any Premier League club rather than Marseille. It is the most competitive league; he has one foot in it and certainly won’t want to get out. And especially financially, we do not account for wages these guys have.”
However, no interest from any English side is yet to be reported and Depay will have to prove himself as being worthy of a move, as he’s made just four substitute appearances in the Premier League this season and is yet to start in the Europa League.
Depay has 25 appearances for Holland, five of which have come this year, and was called-up to face Belgium and Luxembourg for the international break this week.