Memphis Depay no longer plays an important role in Barcelona's squad after the team recruited Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Depay wants to leave Barca on his own terms. Specifically, one of the main conditions that this player sets is to leave Barca on a free transfer.
The Dutch striker joins Barca on a free transfer in 2021. In fact, the 28-year-old striker is aware that leaving as a free agent can increase his chances of winning a contract. lucrative copper.
Depay also expressed a desire to join a top European club, with no intention of joining a mid-tier team or even having to play in the Europa League. The former MU star believes that he is capable of competing in the Champions League.
Depay left Barcelona in search of a new destination. Photo: Football Espana.
Barca has not officially announced the sale of Depay. However, the former MU star is still aware of his precarious situation and is ready to prepare to leave the Camp Nou. He almost fell behind in attack, especially after the arrival of some stars like Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha at Camp Nou.
Depay wants to leave on a free transfer. However, the Camp Nou team seems to think otherwise. They hope to collect a fee through the sale of this player. Specifically, the representative of Catalonia wants to pocket 20 million euros (through the sale of Depay – PV), not simply let the Dutch striker leave for free.
In the event that Depay leaves, Juventus could be one of the potential landing spots. “Bianconeri” is actively looking for a replacement for Paulo Dybala. At this point, Depay became the perfect choice for the club thanks to his playing experience as well as his outstanding skills.
More than a year at Barca, Depay’s performance is still not really convincing and meets the club’s expectations. To date, he has scored 12 goals and provided 3 assists in 27 games. This number can still increase considering that Depay’s contract expires in June 2023.
Next season is predicted to be more difficult for Depay given the number of strikers Barcelona have. However, the Dutchman still has the advantage of being able to play in many attacking positions, both in the center forward and in the wing.