Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are debating a huge piece of gossip today by the bar stools, which indicate a recent signing could be used as transfer makeweight.
The Daily Star suggest Manchester United are ready to offer Memphis Depay to Southampton as part of a deal bringing Sadio Mane the other way, with the Red Devils keen to tie-up a deal for the Senegalese ace this summer.
United have held long-term interest in Mane’s services but failed to land the 24-year-old last summer. Whilst he remained on the south coast for this season, it’s been clear all along that bigger things await the Premier League icon.
Southampton will command a hefty fee for Mane’s services but the inclusion of Depay in a deal, who cost United £25m last summer from PSV Eindhoven, would significantly lower any price United have to pay- and Saints boss Ronald Koeman is a big fan of his compatriot.
However, there’s no doubting Depay has ability and electing to oust the expensive signing so soon would lead to further embarrassment for United’s transfer contingent, particularly if the Dutch international rekindles his finest form at St Mary’s.
United fans, would you swap Depay for Mane this summer? Let us know in the comments below!