PSV Confirm How Much Manchester United Paid to Sign Memphis Depay

Scott Saunders

Manchester United forward Memphis Depay scored against former club PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday night, but he couldn't help his new side to three points in their first match back in the Champions League.

However, prior to the match and according to former FIFA agent Vincent Rodriguez, PSV have confirmed to ​Spanish television that the 21-year-old Dutchman was sold to the Old Trafford club for a cut-priced £19m.

It was initially reported that Memphis set United back by a potential fee of £31m after his summer switch from the Eredivisie, though new conflicting information has now come out about the dealing. 

Memphis is regarded as one of the most exciting young footballers in the world and he has already notched up three goals for his new side - though all have come in the Champions League to date. His brace against Club Brugge in the qualifying round helped United on their way to the group stage, but PSV overturned his excellent first half goal in order to take three points from the latest clash.

It was an all-round bad night for United, who also saw left back Luke Shaw stretchered off in the first half with a broken leg. The England man has undergone surgery in Eindhoven and will stay there for the time being while going through the early stages of his recovery. 

Memphis sent his well wishes to Shaw after the game, and much has been made of their blossoming friendship since the Dutchman joined the club in the summer. He posted on Twitter: “My man Luke, what an awful night. You’ll get back on top, I’m sure of that.”

The newly-reported £19m fee for Depay translates to €25.8m, and is a long way off the initial £31m price that sources such as BBC Sport reported when the deal was initially completed.

United's number seven will be looking to help his side bounce back on Sunday, as they face a tough trip to Ronald Koeman's Southampton.