The Egyptian singlehandedly guided the Reds to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League and a place in Saturday's Champions League finals with 42 goals and 14 assists across both competitions.
Like Salah, the Dutch international has flourished after leaving the Premier League and a return will surely entice him, as he badly wants to prove everyone wrong.
Depay, 24, deserves a second chance in the English top-flight, and after registering 22 goals and 16 assists for the Ligue 1 outfit across the domestic league and Europa League, he could prove to be an EPL success like Salah at the second time of asking.
The PSV product has finally proven he is not a one-season wonder and flop, and a place like Goodison Park, where there is less pressure on him, will be a perfect place for him to start all over again.
Manchester United reportedly have a buy-back clause in the £17million deal that took Depay to France in January 2017, but it isn't likely that the player will be looking forward to an Old Trafford return, and Everton might have a chance to land him if they attempt to.
Breaking the bank to make him their record signing will be worth it on the back of the potential the winger displayed at Lyon, and if they are serious about breaking into the top six, a Salah-esque signing like Depay's is exactly what they need.