It has been revealed that out-of-favour Manchester United winger Memphis Depay was advised to join Tottenham Hotspur instead by fellow Holland international, Eljero Elia prior to the big-money move.

Former United coach Louis van Gaal sanctioned the purchase of the Dutch player from PSV Eindhoven for £25m in 2015, but the player has struggled to make impact since his arrival at Old Trafford.

The 22-year old talented player, who has played for PSV all his pro football life, ignored the warnings of his compatriot in signing on for the Red Devils. Elia was with Southampton on loan last term, and he dished out free advice about the pressure at Old Trafford in case of a loss of form but Depay decided to try his luck. So far his has not had enough luck and might have to exit the side in the January as interests from various quarters come in.

“I thought Memphis first had to make a stop, first choose a club like Tottenham Hotspur. United are so big, the pressure is so high. Continue reading DEPAY WAS ADVISED TO JOIN SPURS