Lyon midfielder Memphis Depay has told the Dutch media he doesn’t expect any favours from Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman despite being in transfer talks with Everton when the manager was in charge at Goodison Park.
Depay was linked with Everton during the 2017 winter transfer window when still at Manchester United.
Speaking to Voetbal International, Depay was asked about his meeting with the former Everton boss and whether this could help him with the national team: “It does not mean anything that I had a nice conversation with the trainer a year and a half ago. It does not work like that. I will have to show again and again what I am worth.”
“I mean, Louis van Gaal took me to Manchester United three years ago. That gave me no guarantees and that is how it should be. It’s about cooperation and performance.”
According to Voetbal international, Depay held talks at Koeman’s house eighteen months ago to discuss a move to Everton.
Jose Mourinho had replaced Louis van Gaal at Manchester United six months earlier and it soon became apparent the Netherlands international wasn’t in the plans of the Portuguese coach.
However, Everton were unable to get a deal done for Depay and he left for Lyon instead, having a great season for the French club.
Koeman has since left Everton and was recently installed as the Netherlands manager.