Memphis Depay is a player in demand by a large number of European teams. But hardly any offers for him reach the club’s offices. The Camp Nou offices believe that this is because the attacker blocked her access.
The clubs are communicating directly with the Dutch international to test his intentions and make it clear to them that he will not leave before June, which is when the contract expires. It sounds blunt. Barcelona wants his departure in January to obtain a financial return from his sale in addition to saving his salary, which is the opposite of Xavi’s position.
Xavi Hernandez is happy with Memphis even though the Dutchman didn’t make it into this first stage of the competition. The 28-year-old Dutch striker has made just three appearances this season, two in LaLiga and one in the Champions League.
The fact that he only got 131 minutes, in total, is due to the great competition up front, with Lewandowski, Dembele, Rafinha and Ferran Torres getting more notoriety, and also because he was injured for much of the season: from September until the World Cup, he was feeling unwell. Rest the biceps muscle of the left thigh.
The Barcelona coach is counting on him, although he assumes that his departure will not be painful either, especially since Ansu Fati is gradually regaining his form.
For the officials, on the other hand, leaving Memphis would be great fun. In fact, they actually tried to bring it to market last summer.
Despite not being among the highest paid players in the locker room, his departure will allow for some pending renewals and registrations which he hopes will be completed in the coming days.
In the offices they think it’s time for him to leave, because, in addition, his contract expires in June and he will leave for free. Even the leaders aspire to bring in some money and are not in the business of giving him the speech of freedom.
But the problem is that offers for him have just arrived. Roma, United and Newcastle are some of the interested teams, because at the club they believe other entities are talking to the striker and he insists it would be best to call him back in a few months.
He wants to leave the Camp Nou just as he did to arrive in the summer of 2021 from Olympique Lyonnais on a free, and thus get a signing bonus. He aspires to this additional economic resource and to make a good salary in his new destination in addition to competing in the Champions League.