Man United could be forced to pay huge amount of attacker wage if he leaves the club
Manchester United may be forced to pay 50 per cent towards Memphis Depay’s £120,000-a-week wages to facilitate a loan move to Everton.
Toffees boss Ronald Koeman confirmed at the weekend he is keen to take the 22-year-old to Goodison Park in January.
The Holland winger is said to be open to linking up with his fellow countryman – at least until the end of the season.
United sources, however, have indicated Everton want to “try before they buy”, with a view to a potential £18million deal next summer.
That would still represent a significant loss for the Red Devils after they paid £26million to PSV Eindhoven for him last year.
Everton are understood to be willing to pay him £60,0000-a-week, with United picking up the other half of Depay’s salary.
It remains to be seen if United will agree to that, with Old Trafford officials already loathe to accept a markdown on his original price tag. Depay is in no rush to make a decision but is flexible to remaining in the north West of England to get his career moving forward once again.