Despite finishing the season in the sixth position and thus qualifying for the Europa League, without continental football, the Rossoneri prepare themselves for another season.
Memphis Depay’s target for Milan is ‘more likely to look elsewhere’ if Lyon isn’t admitted to Europe, club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. The Rossoneri has shown interest in 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 will be.
Milan has no intention of remaining even in the summer following a January transfer window without any acquisitions and sports director Massimiliano Mirabelli is already searching for 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, according to today’s edition of La Gazzetta Dello Sport
The Netherlands winger has been on Rossoneri’s radar since his early days at PSV but at the time Galliani struggled to reach an agreement and the player moved to England. Gifted with great technique and creativity, Depay still lacks consistency and constancy, two areas in which he needs to develop to become a top player but given his young age, time is on his side.
“Memphis told me he’ll be able to address the situation when he gets back,” Aulas told Le Progres. “His agents said he’ll be more likely to look elsewhere if we don’t play in Europe next season.”The question, in this case, is that Milan isn’t in the European spots at the moment either, meaning they could face intense competition from elsewhere.
Depay had scored 14 goals in 18 competitive games this season before his knee injury.