He wasn't good enough for Manchester United but could soon be on the way to join Real Madrid, writes Manchester Evening News' Anthony Jepson.
Memphis Depay did not leave a very good impression upon fans in the North West, but has claimed a move to the Bernabeu is possible.
The former PSV Eindhoven man has enjoyed a reasonable start to the season in France - but is already thinking of moving on.
"I think I'm going to Real Madrid. Yes, that's a serious goal," he told The PSV Supporter magazine.
"What's happened so far, that's God, he helps me and brings me here.
"I had very nice times at PSV, but I wanted to reach higher goals in my career. At Lyon I'm very happy. The club is in a way comparable to PSV."