Friday, 22nd August, 2014

PSV Eindhoven have moved to end uncertainty about winger Memphis Depay's future at the club by signing him to a new contract.

The Netherlands international starred at the World Cup under Louis van Gaal, helping the Oranje to a finish of third in the tournament.

Van Gaal has been linked with bidding to take Depay to Manchester United, where he is now in charge, while Tottenham Hotspur have also been on the 20-year-old's tail.

And Depay, who scored five goals in his first three PSV games this season, left the door open for a possible move.


But now he has agreed to stay at the Philips Stadion and signed a new contract running until the summer of 2018, with PSV using money earmarked for a new addition to keep him.


"I want to develop myself in this team, which last season embarked on a plan for success", Depay told the club's site.

"I want to play for trophies and make myself important for the team. I am pleased that we have achieved a breakthrough and I have extended with the club."

And PSV technical director Marcel Brands has expressed his delight at the winger putting pen to paper.

"We have worked hard to keep Memphis in Eindhoven this season.

"After several discussions between PSV and the player we decided to open the existing contract and extend it until 2018.

"We have thus made a clear strategic choice. The budget that was available for a possible winger, we have now used to keep Memphis at PSV."

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