United and Spurs target nominated for World Cup award but 'should stay with PSV'

Netherlands Fans vs Brazil 2010 World Cup

Memphis Depay has been nominated for the Hyundai Young Player Award but should not move to Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United this summer according to Boudewijn Zenden.

Memphis Depay took his excellent form form last season with PSV Eindhoven into the tournament in Brazil and made a name for himself on the biggest stage.

The exciting 20-year-old has been linked with a big-money move away from Dutch football as a result, with both Spurs and Louis van Gaal's Manchester United believed to be interested.

His value will only rise if he can walk away from the tournament with the Hyundai Young Player Award, and the Dutchman has been nominated along with two young French stars in Paul Pogba and Raphael Varane.

Pogba and Varane are already established names, and play for Juventus and Real Madrid respectively, so if Depay can win the award he will be undoubtedly set for stardom, and a move away from PSV is to be expected regardless of the outcome after some fine displays in Brazil.

He has appeared in four matches for the Oranje, scoring twice with one assist and has the chance to add more in tonight's third-place playoff against Brazil.

The man dubbed by some as "the new Cristiano Ronaldo" is linked with a big move to the Premier League, but former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Boudewijn Zenden believes he should remain with PSV.

Zenden revealed that he believes the young winger should stay with the Eredivisie side for "another two years" before making a switch to a bigger club.

"I think Depay should stay in Eindhoven two years, he needs to evolve with PSV and make a nice transfer after the European Championships in 2016. That would be best for his development," Zenden said.

It remains to be seen whether Depay will choose to stay in his homeland for next season, but he will have no shortage of offers when he returns from the World Cup with the Netherlands after bursting on the world stage at the tournament.

 

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