In an interview with UEFA.com, PSV Eindhoven winger Memphis Depay has reiterated that he will remain with the Dutch club until at least the end of the season.
Depay, 20, has seen his future become the subject of on-going speculation following his impressive performances for Louis van Gaal’s Netherlands side at the World Cup, with a host of top European clubs since linked to his signature.
While a transfer failed to materialise over the summer, rumours of a potential reunion with Van Gaal at Manchester United this month have remained rampant, while Tottenham are also among the most interested parties, according to the Mirror.
Spurs are said to be preparing a £15 million bid to lure him to White Hart Lane in the current transfer window, but the 13-times capped international has stressed that he wants to win an Eredivise title with PSV before making such a move.
"I have not become a Dutch champion yet,” he said. “That is a must for me. That is why I am staying.”
Teammate Georginio Wijnaldum, who has also been linked with a move this month, added: "We spoke to each other and agreed to stay here, because we want to become champions with PSV in a year in which we can be important to the club and grab the championship.”
Depay has scored an impressive 17 goals in 23 total games this season, despite missing a chunk of time with a groin strain, helping fire PSV to first place in the league table in the process.
Six points ahead of nearest rivals Ajax after 19 games, Philipp Cocu’s side look on course to claiming their first title since 2008, but the manager has admitted that holding onto his star man from there on will prove a tough ask.
"Of course, Memphis will be sold. You will not be able to stop it, but it does not matter," Cocu told Dutch magazine Helden in November. "It was nice to be able to form a player like him. I am also glad he stayed with us this season.
"It is important for him to play as many as 50 times in one season before making a big decision [to move to another club]. He can be better than [he is] now. He is very explosive."