Memphis Depay is one player whose career has looked to be on a downward spiral, since his big transfer to Manchester United.
The Dutch international broke onto the scene as a promising player, who could change games single-handedly. His dribbling, and an eye for goal, made him a household name in the Eredivisie. However, it was his role as a super-sub in Louis Van Gaal's over-achieving Oranje side in the World Cup, that propelled him into the media limelight.
Van Gaal took over as the head coach of an ailing Manchester United, and took his young prodigy along to England, handing him the legendary number 7 to earmark his future as a bonafide star.
This was over two years ago, and since then, the Dutchman has failed to lock down a spot for himself in the starting XI, waiting behind the likes of Lingard and Martial.
If rumours are to be believed, the player is unhappy with his situation under current manager Jose Mourinho, and would like a move away from Old Trafford.
This is where Milan step into the scenario.
For a few weeks now, Milan have been riddled with uncertainity on the left-wing— M'Baye Niang has failed to have a productive presence in the final third, and his attitide and inconsistency have forced Montella to experiment with Bonaventura on the wing, despite the Italian being a more suitable piece in midfield.
While Niang has the pace and physicality, his need to dribble, and hold on to the ball have been major hindrances in Milan's new possession-based philosophy.
Memphis Depay would be a welcome addition to Milan's new young side, and could challenge Niang for a spot in the XI, with his slick dribbling and vision.
However, the clubs at play seem to have different plans for the move as Milan prefer a loan deal over a permanent transfer.
If Milan were to move for Depay, it would be a gamble, looking at how the winger has stalled in development for almost two years. However, looking at how Montella has managed to revive the career of an injury-plagued Palasic, there is certainly some cause for elation.
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