Report: Everton turned down chance to sign Lyon star Memphis Depay this summer
The Netherlands international was offered to several clubs in England and Europe, including Everton, but the Goodison Park outfit were not interested in securing his services, opting not to enter into talks with the player’s representatives.
Manager Marco Silva was only keen on sealing a deal for Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha instead, but the Toffees were prised out of a move for the Ivory Coast international.
A summer transfer deadline day move for the Palace star fell through, prompting Everton to eventually make a late move for Nigerian forward Alex Iwobi.
It remains to be seen Iwobi will hit the ground running at Goodison Park, though, but Depay’s stats at Lyon suggest he might be a good addition to the Everton attack.
He definitely would have relished the chance of returning to the English top-flight and proving himself, but the fact that Toffees’ director of football Marcel Brands steered clear speaks volume.