Memphis Depay was finally confirmed as a Manchester United player on Friday, completing the biggest transfer deal of the summer window so far.
Our resident gif artist @_EOW_ imagined his first day:
The Dutchman's arrival was confirmed on Twitter.
It was a signing made even sweeter by the fact that Liverpool appeared to be in the mix for his signature earlier in the year:
The fact that Liverpool made a signing of their own on Friday—back-up goalkeeper Adam Bogdan, made an unflattering comparison:
on the day manchester united have finalised the signing of memphis depay, liverpool have agreed the transfer of adam bogdan.... lol— chris.imrie (@cHRIS2_3iMRIE) June 12, 2015
And fans were optimistic on the #WelcomeMemphis hashtag that the club used:
As for the perks, along with the four-year contract, he also gets a car from sponsors Chevrolet—or at least the chance to stand/be Photoshopped near to one:
There were tunes:
Manchester United complete signing of Memphis Depay from PSV. Bet he's walking in Memphis right now. No, wait... that doesn't work.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 12, 2015
And there was a little bit of tempting fate over how good he'll be, whether it was Depay himself suggesting he could go on to be a United great:
Or United fans comparing him to Ronaldo:
Or Arsenal fans just laughing along from the sidelines:
Memphis Depay hasn't even kicked a ball for Man United yet & already Man United are wondering if he'll be the next Cristiano Ronaldo. 😂😂— Arsenal News (@__arsenal_news_) June 12, 2015
Either way, it's going to be fun seeing how he fares next season.