Depay announced himself to the unsuspecting public at the World Cup last year as a 20-year-old, scoring twice as the Netherlands finished third.
But his impressive showings in Brazil have been just the beginning of an extraordinary year for the now 21-year-old.
Depay scored his 26th goal of a superb domestic season, and his 20th in the league, to help PSV to their first title win in seven years and ensure he stays at the top of the Eredivisie goalscorers charts, quite a total for a winger.
Smashing a wonderful free kick into the top right corner of the Heerenveen net to make it 2-0, Depay ensured his own headlines in the 4-1 victory that would end a spell of Ajax dominance in the Netherlands.
And what headlines they've been for the youngster, who has moved up another level since returning from the World Cup.
Both Manchester United and Tottenham have been closely linked to the Dutch international winger, with Louis van Gaal a particular fan having worked with him as Netherlands manager, and it is likely there will be plenty more interested parties who will probably have to front up an extra few million considering the performances Depay has provided.
However, it's hard to argue that whatever a club has to pay to secure his services, it'll be worth it.