Former Manchester United star Ji sung Park believes that the club’s new signing from Holland, Memphis Depay, has a potential to become one of the best players in the world.
United experienced the transformation of Cristiano Ronaldo from being a player with talent to the best player in the world without a doubt. The Portuguese superstar was signed for just £ 18 million and later sold to Real Madrid for a mammoth £ 80 million. The progress of such a player does not happen always, but Park has seen enough in United’s new signing –Depay – to suggest that the club have a winner on their hands.
The PSV Eindhoven player has been brought to the club for £ 25 million. Even though manager Louis van Gaal did admit that the price had been increased due to the entry of Paris St Germain as a viable alternative, it is still seen as a value for money proposition by many former players. At the time you could have made easy money by betting on Depay to head to United over Liverpool, with a special Bet365 bonus code helping punters get odds of 4/1.
Depay has shown a lot of potential during his time in Holland. The 21 year-old scored 26 goals and created five assists in just 36 games. These may be extraordinary statistics, but there have been several Dutch players who have arrived with similar figures and have failed to deceive in the Premier League.
“It’s definitely not easy to become like Ronaldo and not anyone can do it. But I think he has the potential and is always working hard.I think United are the best team to make him a better player.He will need some time but Louis van Gaal and Daley Blind will help him adapt.Memphis is a very good player who has passion and tries his best to be on top. He has skills, power and speed to change a game so I think it’s a great signing for United,” said Park.