Memphis Depay hoping to bounce back after move from Manchester United to Lyon


Published 9:30 a.m. ET Jan. 20, 2017 | Updated 39 minutes ago

LYON, France (AP) — With a move to Lyon secured, Memphis Depay is ready to prove himself all over again.

The Netherlands forward joined the French club from Manchester United on a 4½-year contract and will wear the No. 9 jersey.

“I just want to show everybody what I’m capable of. I did in the past and I didn’t show it every time at Manchester,” the 22-year-old Depay said. “I want to score goals and get that feeling back again, to play in a full stadium. It’s a very nice stadium here and I’m so excited to play there.”

Depay was presented on Friday with club president Jean-Michel Aulas and coach Bruno Genesio by his side.

“He can make the difference with his speed and technique and can be a real plus for the team,” Genesio said.

Aulas said Depay’s fee was 16 million euros ($17 million), along with a further 6 million euros in incentives and another 3 million euros if he extends his contract. United also has a buy-back option of about 35 million euros.

The Dutch forward had a largely unhappy spell at United after…

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