Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that he will bring Memphis Depay back to Old Trafford following his impressive form at Lyon.
Memphis joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2015 following his excellent performance in the World Cup in Brazil.
The 24-year-old was eventually sold to the Ligue 1 giants in January 2017 after Louis van Gaal’s dismissal as United Manager.
The Holland international forward, who has got his career back on track in France, has recently said that leaving United has improved him.
The former PSV Eindhoven ace was sold to French side in a £16m deal but the Premier League side have inserted a buy-back clause in his deal.
“He’s potentially a very good player,” Mourinho, who sold Memphis to Lyon, told reporters.
“I think when Mr Van Gaal decided to buy him he did well, he knew him very well from the national team, he was very young when at the World Cup he had flashes of top quality.”
“He was playing well in Holland, we know the Dutch league is not the same but he was showing very good things. So I think Mr Van Gaal and Manchester United did very well to buy him.”
“He didn’t succeed in his 18 months but he’s very young so I think it’s important for the club to complete control of this talent and we all wish he plays very, very well at Lyon and why not to come back because everyone here likes him.”
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Depay, who spent 18 months at Old Trafford, has now scored 27 goals in 69 appearances for Lyon in two seasons.