Official: Manchester United sign Depay

Manchester United have confirmed the signing of PSV forward Memphis Depay on a four-year deal with an option for a fifth season.

The deal for the 21-year-old is believed to be worth around €30.8 million and was completed in early May,despite late interest from rivals Liverpool.

Goal revealed last summer that Louis van Gaal had spoken to Depay to advise him to stay at PSV for one more year before moving to Old Trafford and after an Eredivisie-winning campaign he has finally sealed a move to United. The Netherlands international said: “This is a dream come true for me; to play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone who I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis van Gaal. “I have great belief in my ability and I work hard to strive to achieve my dreams. “I have been at PSV Eindhoven since I was 12 years old and I would like to thank them for everything. It was a great moment when we won the league and I was so happy to be part of that. This is now a new chapter in my life and one that I am looking forward to.”

Louis van Gaal took Depay to World Cup 2014 as part of his Netherlands squad and added: “I know Memphis well from our time working together in the Netherlands national team. He is a young versatile player who has the ability to play in a number of different positions.

“It will take time for Memphis to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League but I have no doubt that he has the potential to become a great footballer for this club and he is at the right club to continue the good work he has done so far.”