Koeman wanted Manchester United's Memphis Depay in 2015; should he try again at Everton?

Manchester United's Memphis Depay celebrates after the match

Ronald Koeman should consider another move for Memphis Depay.

Southampton manager Ronald KoemanSouthampton manager Ronald Koeman

Southampton boss Ronald Koeman will become Everton manager this week according to Sky Sports - and he should have plenty of money to spend.

The Dutchman, 53, will bring an end to his two-year spell as Saints boss by heading to Goodison Park, with the money on offer from new investor Farhad Moshiri believed to be a key factor.

The Mirror recently reported that Koeman will be given £100m to spend on new signings, and whilst he will take some time to assess the Everton squad, he should consider looking to one of his former transfer targets.

As quoted by the Daily Star in 2015, Koeman admitted that he wanted to bring Manchester United winger Memphis Depay to Southampton, whilst he was playing for PSV Eindhoven - and even claimed that if Depay was on the market again, he would love to sign him.

"It is true, we were interested in Memphis last year but we heard from his management that he wanted to stay one more year in Holland and then take the opportunity to play for a foreign club," said Koeman. "I think Memphis, now at the moment, has a difficult time but that's normal because he is 21 and of course maybe the step to Manchester United in all aspects is a difficult one and he needs more time."

"If one day he will be on the market, I'm interested yes but I don't think so because I believe in that player. It is a difficult time but (he is) still young. He has to improve a lot and he will go through all these difficult moments," he added.

Manchester United's Memphis Depay celebrates after the match

Depay, now 22, suffered a frustrating first season at Old Trafford, as he notched just two goals and no assists in 29 Premier League appearances, with some question marks surrounding his future with Jose Mourinho arriving as his new manager.

United may be tempted to sell Depay just a year after signing him, and Everton - with Moshiri's funds - would be one of the few clubs able to offer United considerable cash for the Dutch international.

It's clear that Koeman believes in Depay, judging by his comments, and it's not hard to see why. Depay hit 28 goals in the 2014/15 season for PSV, and Dutchman Koeman is well aware of what the winger can do on the ball and in front of goal, if given the confidence.

Koeman could be the ideal man to save Depay and get him back to his best again - and given the relatively close proximity to Old Trafford, it wouldn't be a huge upheaval for Depay to join the Toffees.

Players like Tim Howard, Phil Neville, Darron Gibson and Louis Saha have showed over the years that the move from United to Everton can pay dividends, and another attempt from Koeman to land Depay could be ideal for all parties this time around, especially as left wing has been a problem area for Everton over the past year.

Everton would get a talented young attacker, Koeman would get a player he has admired for some time, Depay gets regular first-team football whilst United receive funds to strengthen their squad elsewhere. It may be a long shot, but Koeman should certainly be asking the question to the Red Devils this summer, even if only a on a season-long loan deal.

Would you like to see Koeman make a move to bring Depay to Everton?

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