Jose Mourinho discusses buyback clause in Memphis Depay’s Lyon deal

Memphis Depay

Could Memphis return to Old Trafford?

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has opened up on the buy-back clause that the club inserted into Memphis Depay’s Lyon deal.

The Dutch forward left Old Trafford in 2017 when he was unable to get into the team regularly.

He moved to Lyon and since then, has been impressing both in Ligue 1 and in the Champions League.

In terms of the latter, he was pivotal in the clubs win over Manchester City on Tuesday evening.

The French side came out 2-1 victors in the game and while Depay didn’t get on the scoresheet, he was important in the result.

Pep Guardiola watches Man City lose to Lyon

Pep Guardiola during the Group F match of the UEFA Champions League between Manchester City and Olympique Lyonnais at Etihad Stadium on September 19, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Mourinho opens the door for Man United return

Now, Mourinho has been talking about the player.

More specifically, he’s been speaking about that buy-back clause.

When asked about the clause, he explained: “Because potentially he’s a very good player,” as quoted by the Daily Mirror.

“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.

“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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This time it’s Cristiano Ronaldo.

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