What a difference a year makes. Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been drinking in celebration following reports from TransferMarketWeb.com that West Ham are chasing £25m flop Memphis Depay.
Though the Dutchman was widely regarded as one of the top talents on the continent prior to his move to Old Trafford, his struggles this season have seen his stock plummet.
Aside from some fleeting flashes of brilliance, the 22-year old forward has lost his starting place and was reportedly all but put up for sale for the Red Devils.
Now, the report claims the ever ambitious Hammers have expressed an interest in bringing him to East London ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium this summer.
He’s the latest big name to be linked with the Irons, who look to be preparing on embarking on an ambitious summer recruitment drive.
French giants AS Monaco have also been accredited with an interest in former PSV Eindhoven ace, who scored 22 goals from the wing last term.
How big a future does Depay have? Has it been tainted somewhat?