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World Cup starlet wanted by Tottenham and Man United rejected summer switch to Southampton

first_img1 Memphis Depay rejected the opportunity to join Southampton in the summer, according to the club’s assistant manager Erwin Koeman.Depay attracted interested from several sides during the previous transfer window, after scoring 16 goals for PSV last season and netting twice on the Netherlands’ run to the World Cup semi-final.Tottenham and Manchester United were reportedly very keen on the winger and leading the race for his signature, but now Saints’ assistant manager Koeman has revealed that the south coast side were also in talks with the 20-year-old.“We made enquiries with his agent,” Koeman told Dutch news outlet Metronieuws.“With his style of play he would fit into England well. Memphis is fast, focused and physically strong.“Southampton would have been an excellent springboard for him to get to the very top of the Premier League, but he did not want to sit down and he chose to stay at PSV.“Too bad for us, but also for him.” Memphis Depay last_img read more