Memphis Depay's goalscoring stats blow away Robben's at the same age

Memphis Depay - Netherlands

The PSV star is the best young winger to come out of the Netherlands since Robben, and his goal ratio shows he could end up even better than his countryman.

After Manchester United announced the impending arrival of Dutch star Memphis Depay this summer, we take a look at just how significant his achievements have been for PSV given his young age.

Depay, who has turned 21 since the World Cup last summer, has had a phenomenal season in the Eredivisie, having scored 27 goals in 38 games to finish at the league's top scorer. Last season, the breakout campaign when he stepped up his performances, Depay scored 14 times.

Pretty impressive for a winger, and even more astonishing when compared to a player who is arguably one of Netherlands' greatest ever, Arjen Robben, and his achievements at the same age.

Robben had two seasons at PSV, having joined as an 18-year-old. In his first campaign he scored 13 goals in 41 games, and in his second, 9 in 34. After moving to Chelsea at 20, the Dutch star then netted an impressive 9 times in 29 matches, but that was to be his best season at Stamford Bridge.

Robben never really found goalscoring form until his arrival at Bayern Munich. Since then however, he has finished in double figures for six successive seasons, netting 108 goals in 196 games and with a best ever total of 23 - already below what his young international teammate has managed this year.

One area Depay hasn't quite matched Robben in is his international form. Despite impressing in Brazil last summer, the 21-year-old has failed to add to his goal tally for the Dutch. His 2 goals in 15 games isn't as impressive as the former Chelsea man, who had scored 6 times in 17 matches by that age.

Though it is hard to compare the two players given Depay's young age, it is looking like United's new arrival has more potential than a player many consider to be one of the best forwards in the world, certainly from a goalscoring perspective.

If nothing else, United fans will be confident that Depay can make a bigger impact than the last promising young winger to arrive at Old Trafford, with Wilfried Zaha now back at Crystal Palace having underwhelmed at Old Trafford.

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