'I believe I will play for Real Madrid one day,' says Dutch winger Memphis Depay

The former Manchester United winger believes he will play for Real Madrid in the near future

Memphis Depay
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Former PSV Eindhoven and Manchester United winger Memphis Depay insists he retains a dream of one day playing for Real Madrid.

Currently playing for French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon, his primary focus may lie on performing well with Lyon, but Memphis Depay is also thinking long term and is targeting a move to Real Madrid, as per Spanish outlet Marca.

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Although he has already tried his luck at a big European club like Manchester United before, the Dutch winger is still aiming for the top.

"I believe I am going play for Real Madrid, that is my goal," he said in an interview with Dutch magazine De PSV-Supporter.

"When will that be? Only God knows. He helps me and he will take me there."

The Netherlands international inspired PSV to Eredivisie glory in 2014-15, securing a switch to Manchester United.

But the 23-year-old failed to make an impression at Old Trafford under his former national team boss Louis van Gaal, scoring only two Premier League goals before being moved on to Lyon by Jose Mourinho in January.

Since moving from England to Lyon at the beginning of 2017, Depay was revitalised by joining the Ligue 1 side, claiming eight goals and supplying 11 assists across 27 games in all competitions.

He only featured as a second-half substitute during Friday's thrilling last-gasp 3-2 win over champions Monaco but, as he outlined in an interview with Dutch magazine De PSV-Supporter, he has lost none of his old ambition, as reported by FourFourTwo.

He added: "At Lyon I am very happy. The club is, in a way, comparable to PSV. The family atmosphere, for example."

Lyon sit third in Ligue 1, having closed to within three points of Monaco in second, and travel to Everton in the Europa League next Thursday.