Why PSG need to forget about Manchester United linked Memphis Depay

Memphis Depay is one of the hottest players in Europe, but PSG already have a bright young forward that they need to use more.

Earlier in the week, PSV Eindhoven’s sporting director Marcel Brands told Dutch TV, quoted by ESPN, that Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are all in the hunt for talented forward Memphis Depay.

Liverpool’s name has also been thrown into the ring, by the likes of the Liverpool Echo, making a move to the Premier League more likely than the others. However, for PSG, they shouldn’t even be in the race this summer, not while they already have a young star in their midst.

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck turns 22 years old at the start of May, and the young French striker should be the winger that PSG give more minutes to next season, rather than spending upwards of €25 million on a new player.

Depay may have scored 20 goals as PSV lifted the Eredivisie title last weekend, but Bahebeck is highly regarded and has looked bright when he has been given a chance this season.

The problem for PSG is that they have not given him enough opportunities to really blossom this campaign. He has only made three starts in the league, plus three sub appearances in the Champions League.

Despite playing less than 600 minutes, he has scored twice and contributed three assists in Ligue 1.

Bahebeck was superb last summer as he help France's Under-20 side reach the final of the Toulon Youth Festival, scoring twice as Brazil lifted the trophy. He even scored five goals for PSG in pre-season.

PSG’s Financial Fair Play restrictions mean they need to be much wiser with their money. Forgetting about Depay and giving Bahebeck more chances in the first team would be an excellent first step.

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