The Netherlands international has been linked with a move to the Premier League and his coach admits he fully expects the 20-year-old to leave the Philips Stadion


Phillip Cocu has admitted that it is inevitable PSV will sell Memphis Depay despite choosing to block his exit during the summer.

Both Manchester United and Tottenham were tracking the winger this year, with Louis van Gaal eyeing a swoop in 2015, and the 20-year-old remained in Netherlands.

PSV set an €22 million asking price for Depay to ward off interest, and Cocu is glad the Dutch star remained at the Philips Stadion and takes pride in his burgeoning talent.

“Of course Memphis will be sold, you can’t stop that but it’s okay,” he told Helden magazine.

“It’s great you can build up a player like him, who breaks through, succeeds at PSV then leaves the club when he’s ready for a bigger step. That’s great.

“I really thought it would be the best for him if he stayed here with us this season. It’s important for him to play around 50 matches in a season before he makes the next step.

“Nothing else makes you a better player than a lot of games. He can become way better, he’s so explosive.”