Soccer – Mercato – Barcelona
Posted on Oct 12th, 2020 at 12:30 pm by Guillaume de Saint Sauveur
Memphis Depay, which was about to leave for FC Barcelona from OL this summer, appears to be about to leave the game. And it seems the Catalan club is still an option for the Dutch striker for the next January transfer window …
As soon as Ronald Koeman was appointed to the FC Barcelona bench this summer, he was quick to give his recruitment a very Dutch accent. He completed the recruitment of Sergiño Dest from Ajax Amsterdam and for a long time tried to lure Georginio Wijnaldum and Memphis Depay to Barça to compensate for the respective departures of Arturo Vidal (Inter Milan) and Luis Suarez (Atletico de Madrid), in vain . And even if he only has a one-year contract with OL, the Dutch striker didn’t complete his transfer during the summer transfer window. But this only seems to be postponed for next January …
Depay bets for departures in January
When Memphis Depay was asked about the 0-0 draw between the Netherlands and Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, he took stock of his future and clearly indicated that he could leave OL in January. Six months after the end of his contract: “We’ll see . We will be in January soon. We’ll have to wait and see how it goes. Not that I’m sure, but there’s a good chance there will be clubs soon. I’m 26 and almost free so you can expect clubs to be interested in me right? “Said Depay, still thinking about a change of scene. Furthermore, the orienteering striker doesn’t seem the only one considering the possibility of looking back in January.
“We think it can work here”
Ronald Koeman, the coach of FC Barcelona, also left the door open to Memphis Depay in an interview with NOS on Sunday: “He’s an excellent player. He can play as a striker but also does a great job as a left winger. He’s strong, he holds the ball well, he wins his duels, and he’s very efficient. If we have worked well with a player, we have one click with him and we think it can work here too, ”said the Dutch technician, explaining the qualities of his compatriot and what he could bring to FC Barcelona. Of course, the transfer from Depay could be well prepared during the next transfer window in January.