Memphis Depay is the perfect example of a footballer that defines the up and coming next generation. He is extremely fast, has an incredible set of skills, amazing vision and dribbling ability and a hardworking ethic matched by only a few.
Memphis Depay Biography and Family
Memphis Depay is a Dutch footballer born on February 12th 1994 in Moordrecht, Netherlands. He is one of the most exciting footballers who is one the rise and is set to define the next generation of footballers.
Depay aspired to be a footballer since he was a small kid. Even at a small age of 9, he managed to impress scouts from Sparta Rotterdam when he dazzled on the field of his boyhood club VV Moordrecht where he displayed his incredible football skills. It took him mere three seasons before the scouts from Sparta managed to sign Depay from his local club. As he turned 12, Depay was grabbing attention from big Dutch clubs like PSV, Ajax and Feyernoord. His grandfather who despite being an Ajax fan advised Depay to make a switch to PSV instead of Ajax or any other big club.
Depay played 90 matches for PSV Eindhoven and scored 39 goals for them. In his last season at the club, he was the top goal scorer in the Dutch League. His amazing performances helped him earn a blockbuster move to Premier League Giants Manchester United. His move didn’t pan out well and Depay managed just 53 matches in which he scored just 7 goals. In 2017, he moved to French side Lyon which helped him rejuvenate his career and he has impressed spectacularly.
Depay has often drawn comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo thanks to his ability to dribble, cut inside and shoot from a distance. Legends like Louis Van Gaal, Ronald Koeman and Wayne Rooney have stated that Memphis will soon be one of the best young players in the world.
Memphis Depay Net Worth
Memphis Depay is an up and coming Dutch footballer who is set to define the next generation of top footballers. He has had a successful career in terms of clubs when you consider his age. He has played for some of the top clubs in Europe like PSV, Manchester United and Lyon. Not to mention he played in the Dutch side in 2014 FIFA World Cup where he managed to become the youngest Dutch Goal scorer at just 20 years and 4 months old. Through his success in football, sponsorship deals and commercials Depay has managed to rack up an estimated net worth of $4.5 million US dollars as of 2017.
In 2015, he was involved in a high profile transfer when he made a switch worth £25 million from PSV to Manchester United. He signed a 4 year contract which would help him earn a weekly wage of $85,000.
In 2017, he was involved in yet another high-profile switch when he made a transfer to French side Lyon for a reported fee of £22 million including add-ons. His contract also included a buy-back clause and sell-on clause.
Memphis Depay Assets
Footballers these days earn a lot more than what they used to earn few decades back. With higher wages and sponsorship deals, it is easier for footballers to afford a lavish lifestyle especially if you are the golden boy of Dutch football like Memphis Depay.
Memphis Depay is the perfect example of a modern footballer. He works incredibly hard on the pitch and in training, is incredibly dedicated to being the best, and is often seen giving a glimpse of his life to his fans via Twitter and Instagram.
Depay has a net worth of $3.5 million which allows him to live a lavish lifestyle. He owns an amazing house in Eindhoven which cost him around $1.8 million. Being a speedy winger, it is quite obvious Depay would be a huge fan of fast cars. He owns a Mercedes CL 63 AMG (Worth $183,000) and a Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (worth $80,395).
In 2017 January Transfer Window, Depay completed a high-profile transfer from Manchester United to French side Lyon. He has excelled ever since his transfer and even scored a goal from half line which he considers as the best goal of his life. Manchester United have a buy-back clause in his contract, so only time will tell if Depay has done enough to be considered as a player worth coming to United again.
Memphis Depay is a speedy winder with an incredible set of skills and a powerful right foot which has often seen him draw comparisons to the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo. He is one of the prime candidates to be one of the best players in the world in a few years. His incredible talent when added to his dedication and will to become the best will surely do him good in a few years time.