Despite finishing the season within the sixth position and thus qualifying for the Europa League, without continental football, the Rossoneri prepare themselves for an additional season.
Memphis Depay’s target for Milan is ‘more likely to seem elsewhere’ if Lyon isn’t admitted to Europe, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. The Rossoneri has shown interest within the 26-year-old, who approached him last year. His contract only expires in June 2021 and reportedly the Dutchman is recovering from a fractured anterior cruciate ligament.
AC Milan is keen on the Dutch player as are other clubs. By the summer we’ll better understand what the French club’s goals are going to be.
Milan has no intention of remaining even within the summer following a January transfer window with no acquisitions and sports director Massimiliano Mirabelli is already checking out possible targets across Europe. The name of Memphis Depay, Lyon’s left-winger who previously played for Manchester United, is on the Rossoneri director list, consistent with today’s edition of Los Angeles Gazzetta Dello Sport
The Netherlands winger has been on Rossoneri’s radar since his youth at PSV but at the time Galliani struggled to succeed in an agreement and therefore the player moved to England. Gifted with great technique and creativity, Depay still lacks consistency and constancy, two areas during which he must develop to become a top player but given his young age, time is on his side.
“Memphis told me he’ll be ready to address things when he gets back,” Aulas told Le Progres. “His agents said he’ll be more likely to seem elsewhere if we do not play in Europe next season.”The question, during this case, is that Milan isn’t within the European spots at the instant either, meaning they might face intense competition from elsewhere.
Depay had scored 14 goals in 18 competitive games this season before his knee injury.