Memphis Depay made his extremely awaited return to the pitch in the course of the Netherlands’ opening recreation within the World Cup, showing instead within the win over Senegal.
It was a significant increase for the Oranje supporters, who’re banking on the Barcelona ahead to steer the offensive unit. His expertise, coupled along with his versatility and high quality within the closing third makes him the best chief of the pack.
However, there have been considerations over Depay’s health because the Dutchman was getting back from an harm layoff that noticed him miss a piece of the season with Barcelona.
But in a latest presser, the Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal has supplied some readability on Depay’s future, suggesting that the previous Lyon starlet might seem extra because the event progresses, although there’s nonetheless room for warning.
“Memphis Depay performed half-hour, the following step is to play 45. His harm makes it tough to find out when he can begin, so now we have to maintain monitor of his restoration course of,” he stated in a press convention (h/t NOS).
After securing a win over Senegal within the opening fixture, the Netherlands might be hoping to proceed their momentum once they tackle Ecuador later this night. One would anticipate Depay to as soon as once more function instead, though it is not going to come as a shock to see him come on sooner than traditional.
Depay’s return to the pitch and his performances within the ongoing World Cup may very well be important for Barcelona, who’re actively seeking to offload the Dutchman within the upcoming January switch window.
Manchester United are among the clubs looking at the possibility of signing Depay. Whether or not the attacker opts to finish his return to Old Trafford stays to be seen.